The sky was very orange last night because of the smoke in the valley from the wildfires. I tried to capture a picture of the orange sun, but even this picture does not capture how orange it looked. Several firefighters from this area recently died while performing their duties. My heart goes out to their families.
This yarn is very yummy.....
Fleece Artist Sea Wool. I won a blog contest on a friend's blog several months ago and this was one of the prizes. I have not found this yarn locally, so this is a real treat. Last February I started a Monkey sock
with this yarn, but I ripped it out because it didn't 'feel' right. Then I started a Siren sock
with this yarn, and I ripped it out because it didn't seem right either. (do you know what I mean??). Several events came between me and the yarn, and now I am finally able to come back to it. I decided to knit a simple chevron pattern to showcase the colors running through the yarn. A garter stitch top seemed best for the cuff so that it could flex with the chevron. As I was getting ready to cast on, I decided to find the label, long since buried in the bottom of my bag, and double check my needle size. Wouldn't you know, they have a free pattern on the label that is a chevron pattern similar to what I am doing. Too funny. My design is different enough that I can still feel like I 'made it up'.
The colors in this yarn remind me of old gold, slightly tarnished silver, and rich mahogany wood. It has a little bit of a Victorian feel to me for reasons I can't explain. Knitting with it reminds me of the warmth of friendship. I seem to need that right now.