nachtschwärmer/night owls gold with 40% wool

release date: 11/27/2012
limited release in size 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
price: € 129  for a sz 6

60% cotton, 40% golden wool

DSC_0940 DSC_0941

comparison with night owls with 40% linen on the leftDSC_0942 DSC_0938

Advertisements

india stonegrey with 40% wool

release date: 12/04/2012
limited release in size 5, 6, 7 (?)
price: € 149  for a sz 6

60% cotton, 40% wool

this is already the third official didymos india release, but i will start with reviewing them because they are so especially gorgeous. india is a design from erin arnason from the usa that didymos has been woven (just a quick but important notice – be sure to hear and see much more from her and i bet it will all be amazingly beautiful. check out pavo textiles now and then)DSC_0944

india stonegrey with wool was released somewhen in the night and as far as i know only one retailer got the wraps. india is so soft in feel, on the thinner to medium side and beyond beautiful. i will get measurements soon, but please enjoy the pics together with india in anthracit, gold, natural (with 40% tussah silk) and the heavy-weight india natural 50% hemp:

DSC_0946 DSC_0945

juno’s pfau II

can i tell you that i’m still in love with this wrap ? i know that i’m biased, but it is so soft and still so supportive, has only some stretch, is easy to wrap with….and now that it is cold outside, i can wear my new scarf all day long.

the first batch is already sold out and today the second one arrived. they still had to be sewn into the ordered lengths, so they are a little late to the party. and if you are curious or interested in the wrap there are still some left at lichtmutter. and new to the site is that you can now pay with paypal as well.

1975 azur 40% wool

release date: 10/21/2012
limited release in size 2,  6, 7
price: 149 € for a sz 6

on a nice sunday late afternoon didymos decided to release 1975 azur with wool. this wrap was already very limited and given its gorgeous looks and the wool it was sold out in a couple of minutes.

when it arrived at my door i was already smitten with its charms. it is so very soft right out of the box. the winter white wool is a nice contrast to the azur blue cotton. after the first wash it is even softer and became more dense because the fibers fluffed up.

measurements were taken post-wash on a size 6:

length:

width:

weight:

-> g/m

-> g/m2

juno’s pfau, 40% wool

release date: 10/22/2012
limited release in size 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, PTT
price: 135 € for a sz 6

today arrived two biiiiig parcel full of the best fluff ever. didymos juno’s pfau was ready for its release at lichtmutter. the wrap is woven with 40% winter white wool and 60% and already very soft straight out of the box.

measurements were taken on a size 4 post-wash:

length: 3.89 m

width: 0.62 m

weight: 660 g (a size 6 weighs +/- 800 g)

-> 169,67 g/m

->  273,65 g/m2

didymos said that the wrap is around 205 g/m2, but as you can see it is quite a bit thicker. but i wouldn’t call it a really thick wrap either, more like a fluffy medium thick with a tendency to thick wrap…and it is still nowhere near audrey in case you are wondering. in my opinion the wrap is for thin wrap lovers (ok, maybe not superthin) as well as for thick wrap lovers.

after the first wash in the tub it is fluffing up and even more gorgeous (yes, i know, i’m biased). you can’t see though it like with other wraps and it isn’t scratchy like the brank new indio olivia with wool either. i used our size 4 yesterday afternoon with my three year old daughter and it was pretty comfortable in a ruck

as this shade of green was never used on cotton before and requested by lichtmutter for the pfau it is difficult to find a comparison in other wraps. please keep in mind that these pics were taken indoors, but here are some comparison pics with indio yew and skanderborg fish with wool.

i would describe the green as a nice deep forest green. the closest comparison can you find in the dark green linen threads on indio cypress with linen. i have to admit that juno’s pfau is really having fifty shades of green depending on the light, flash,…but i tried to make a pic with and without flash together with pfau acqua and i hope you can get the impression:

lichtmutter had a wonderful cooperation with birdie’s room in canada and aleksandra kuznetsova, so that juno’s pfau is also easily available for customers in north america and russia.

indio olivia, 25% wool, 25% alpaca

release date: 10/05/2012
limited release in size 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
price: 149 € for a sz 6

Image

what a wonderful surprise ! on my daughters birthday we find one of the most amazing didymos wraps online. the name was suggested on facebook on the didymos page and it fits really good.

olivia is really on the thicker side with estimated 250 g/m2. i will try to add my measurements later, but when i compare the wrap with other indios i can see certrainly a huge difference. the first thing that i noted was right after the wrap was delivered: didymos had to use additional tape to close the package.

Image

the wrap had the same green that can also be found in yew or cypress with linen (on the pic ^^ you can see cypress, olivia and yew). but here it is combined with thick alpaca/wool threads in a dark brown. when you look from the side you can see that this is indeed a…well, hairy wrap. it does not feel soft at the beginning, and also after a first wash it is still on the rougher side. but i can remember that my other favorite wool indio (indio moss) did feel the same at first. indio moss got a lot of use and love and is so much softer, and i expect olivia to be the same.

lately we have been on vacation and olivia was one of the wraps i took with us for wrapping my girl. she has already around 18 kg and we used it also for longer periods where she fell asleep in it, and it was always very comfortable. it is hard for me to admit, but i might even prefer olivia over indio yew…but wait, i will just go so far and say that olivia is our green wrap for winter.

Image

indio eisblau / iceblue with 15% wool and 15% silk

release date: 16/11/2011
limited release in size 4, 5, 6, 7
price: 115 € for a sz 6

this year didymos is really experimenting with different fibers and fiber combinations. today indio eisblau with 70% ice blue cotton / 15% silk / 15% wool was released. it seems to be on the thin side, but i guess it will be wonderful – at least for smaller babies, but who knows, maybe it is surprisingly comfortable for older kids, too.

measurements on a sz 6 post-wash are:
length: 4.91 m
width: 0.61  m
weight: 540 g
-> 109.98 g/m
-> 180.29 g/m2

after the first wash the wrap is even softer than right out of the box. when it is wet you will notice the typical silk smell (some are loving the smell, some don’t), but when it is dry is is just pure fluffy heaven. even when you wash it by hand in the tub it will lose some of its width, but it has more stretch than tussah silk fish or nino tussah, so i don’t think that it will be a problem. i just wrapped my nearly three year old daughter in it and it was crazy comfortable. i will give it another longer try for one of her naps in the following days.

surprisingly it seems to be post-wash due to its shrinkage in width even more dense than indio zyklame alpaca (164.47 g/m2 compared to 180.29 g/m2). this was one thing that i wasn’t expecting – but i’m quite happy about it. on the pic above ^ you can see how it fluffed up after the wash in comparison to indio zyklame alpaca.

brother and sister: indio eisblau wool/silk and indio zyklame alpaca

audrey with 50% wool

release date: 10/11/2011
limited release in size 4, 5, 6, 7
price: 129 € for a sz 6

audrey was released after an annoucment on facebook thursday afternoon. audrey is the third houndstooth wrap, but this time with 50% wool, and it is also the first wrap with 50% wool in it. the cotton fiber is purple and the wool fiber olive green.

measurements on a sz 6 post-wash are:
length: 4.92 m
width: 0.67  m
weight: 870 g
-> 176.83 g/m
-> 263.92 g/m2

audrey is weighing more than other wool wraps due to the higher wool content. at the moment (= pre-wash) is seems to be comparable with thin skanderborg fishies, but the feel is totally different. it is on the thicker side, but not a very thick wrap.

compared with the other two houndstooth wrap the pattern on audrey is significant smaller. audrey hast the pattern 17 x in width, black/antrazit 12 x and pink houndstooth only 9 x:

have i already said that audrey has a great shimmer ? on this pic yo can clearly see it shimmering:


pinke punkte with wool 46%

release date: 18/10/2011
limited release in size 4, 5, 6, 7
price: 119 € for a sz 6

measurements were taken on a size 6 post wash:

length: 5.05 m

weight: 820 g

width: 0.69 m

-> 162.38 g/m

-> 235.33 g/m2

this wrap is not only pink but PINK. i cannot even think about a similar wrap with such a screaming pink, but the color can also be found in some stripe wraps from didymos. the wrap is after the first wash very soft and fluffed up to due to the wool. it is dense and fluffy, very easy to wrap with…and it puts a smile on my face every time i look at it. these are definitely not typical autumn colors, but just imagine this happy wrap when there is snow (…or mud) everywhere, soon. it does not feel similar to e.g. skanderborg wool fish, but more like the alpaca fishies.