Taking us from April 20th- May 19th this is the month of flowers.
As the saying goes, ne'er cast a clout til may be out. This is a reminder of the fickleness of the weather, and a reminder to not start discarding your warm clothing too early no matter how tempting it might be in a match of May sunshine. The saying could refer to the month of May, or to the common name for Hawthorn, the flowers are also called May blossoms, and in places with lots of hedges for a brief period of time the countryside is blanketed in the white-pink flowers.
The cymraeg is Draenen Wen, draenen means thorn which is why this plant is used so much for hedges, the sharp spikes make it very good for keeping animals in the right fields! aS with English there are lot of alternative names, "pren bara a chaws", bread and cheese wood "draenen blannu" thorn plant and "drain gweinion" white thorn.
The fibre today is a bit of an unusual one as I don't normally use quite so many colours in one blend, but I wanted something altho reminded me of delicate spring flowers. This turns in to a lovely greyed-lilac as yarn with lots of hidden depths that look different under different light conditions.
Spare fibre is in the shop.