January 15, 2015

JOURNEY

How about some new yarn for the new year?

Introducing JOURNEY. This 100% superwash merino is your next favorite yarn. Squishy. Soft. Hand painted in small dye lots.  Each hank is unique in its patterning. This is the yarn that you will want to carry with you on all of life's journeys, even if you are only journeying to work or to the grocery store.

Each colorway is representative of a landscape or a cityscape that is a bucket list kind of destination.  The colors in each hank are representative of some overarching quality of the destination.  For example, Lerwick is a sea port in Shetland that is characterized by its fishing industry history and the beautiful seascape that is such an integral part of this village.

Lerwick
Norris Point, Newfoundland is a western coastline town around which visitors and natives are sure to find wild lingonberries.  Nature enthusiasts enjoy lengthy nature trails through bogs, hillsides, and cliffscapes.  Here lingonberries are called "bake apples", and the restaurants of the region serve them in "apple pies". Yum!!

Norris Point
Avignon, France.  Although this area of the French provincial countryside is a bit more out of the way than most tourist destinations, this agrarian landscape boasts, among many others, the stunning Abbey Notre-Dame de Senanque.  This stone abbey, built in 1148, exists in remarkably preserved condition, having been used as a monastery through 1988.  In the summer months, this amazing architecture is surrounded by fields of lavender.
Avignon
 Ah, Glen Coe.  This is one of those idyllic countrysides that epic movies and romantic poems are written around. The highlands of Glen Coe, Scotland are both stunningly green and inviting and historically important.  When I think of sheep grazing on lush green pastures near small, quaint villages, these highlands automatically come to mind.  The highlands are accompanied by surrounding mountains of volcanic origin, so this is also a bucket list destination for hiking and climbing.
Glen Coe
Speaking of volcanic origins, I first became aware of the mythical Cappadocia in Anne Rice's novel Lestat. Curious to see if people really carved there homes in contemporary times into the face of rock and outfitted them with all the modern conveniences, I, of course, googled it.  Yep. They do, and some of these homes are AMAZING! What is also amazing are the Byzantine cathedrals with gold-leaf walls and breathtaking ceiling frescoes.  Of course, the mythology of the place is, like Stonehenge, centered around some unusual rock formations, the "Fairy Chimneys". These look like very tall mushrooms of similar shape and size that remain to remind visitors of a more ancient time. 

Cappadocia

Hey, I think you have a little drool on your lip.

These colorways are available in limited quantities in my Zibbet.com shop, so click the link and pop on over because you know you want this yarn!

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