In my last post, Ronni and I were enjoying a late fall day; golden leaves lightly encrusted in a thin layer of ice underfoot, rustling, wheaten-colored grasses and underbrush beckoning to my little dachshund – surely there were rabbits or at least MICE hiding within! We enjoyed a morning of romping through the tall (to a dachshund), dry grass and bushes, following scents carried by the brisk breeze and generally having a good time.
The next morning …..
By the end of the day, we had easily a whopping 12″ of fresh snow. The dachshunds have been running around in the driveway, following crisscrossing tire tracks as if they were little roads plowed in the snow just for them. Trees (and everything else in the yard) were draped and flocked in fresh, shiny white garments and there was more snow in the forecast. I’m guessing Jer will be brushing off the snow plow and attaching it to our pick-up truck shortly. 😉
On the bright side; as often happens, a major change to the view out my window, whether it be due to RV travel or a simple change in the weather, has my creative juices flowing! The pictures below have inspired me to create a new yarn colorway.
I think I may just name it “1st Snowfall”. I’ll need to dig through my fiber stash to see if I have the right colors for blending, and then drag down my Ashford carder. Oh my … I can already see it in my head. It’ll have to have a base of very soft, pale icy-blue wool, a little brighter sky blue, plus both bright white and silvery-gray glints of silk. Added to that (maybe blended separately then added in by hand), there must be pale pinks, hints of yellow sunlight, streaks of salmon-pink and lavender. Then there is the winter forest to consider; I’m thinking faint indications throughout of dark spruce green and a couple of deep brown shades. They will help to add depth and contrast to the yarn. Since I want the overall yarn to be light and wintery, the darker touches will be just visible enough to be peeking out here and there – just an indication, not a strong, noticeable color. A yarn like this is meant to be interpretive rather than painting a picture. But ohh … I do love when a photo calls to me like this.
Sigh. And just as well I have something fun to inspire me right now. It’s obviously going to be a while before I can hit the road again.