Sunday, September 1, 2013

Blown by the wind...

Today, first day of September, there is already an autumn tune in the air, literally: the breeze from the Atlantic is briskly whistling, taking the first leaves off the trees, whirling them up before letting them gently settle in a protected corner, a gathering place until they are revisited by yet a stronger breeze. It appears as if the steady wind was driving the crop across the fields, creating undulating waves of golden green, moving through the valleys and beyond towards the horizon.


In October 1965, when I arrived in Chicago on a glorious fall sunshine morning, I learned within days why the Second City was also called Windy City. Those winds were strong, forceful and freezingly cold in those long and harsh Midwest winters, while most of the time they very welcome in the humid heat of the summer, refreshing one's spirits. Wind is a magician, creating beautiful patterns on land and sea and we all love the tiny ripplings on the shimmering surface of lakes or mighty foam-crested waves at a shoreline created by wind.

For some time now, I've been looking for a project suitable for the iridescent 70% cotton/30% polyamide yarn Cambio (Lana Grossa) I had bought a long time ago. I came across this beautiful Sakasama Jacket, designed by Ravelry designer OlgaJazzy.
Although the yarn used in Olga's original is totally different I thought I'd give it a try. The Cambio is a bit slick and slippery when being knit and the drop will be different. But then, maybe this is just a test run?
I like the shiny green and purple combination and am hoping that I won't run out of yarn before the BO!


The green and purple of the Cambio yarn picks up the light and uses it to assume subtle color variations - while the dewy sheen on the leaves quickly turns into a brighter green when touched lightly.

When it rains, the shimmering blue of raindrops falling from a dark sky simply adds more beauty and allows the leaves to reflect their environment over and over again, in every dew drop, each a magnifying glass for the ambient universe. And if you miss the sound of rain and happen to have an hour off, here is rain, rain, rain... You might also appreciate this Sound of Rain - by Led Zeppelin.

In time for fall, the Noro cowl AYA is finished and ready to snugly protect against chills. If you are curious about the name, check out this explanation on Wiki.


"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."
Joseph Chilton Pearce

1 comment:

Lynn Ross said...

Lovely, inspiring blog. I can just feel autumn in the air there too.