Winter is (not) coming
Last Saturday I had nostalgia of the sea, so we stepped into the car and drove to the coast.
Even if it should be still winter, this year it is an endless spring: 18 degrees Celsius / 64 Fahrenheit is not so bad in February. Or rather, it is very unusual, in fact I’ve heard that these winter temperatures will go down in history.
We found the sun shining through the clouds and it was warm enough to stay without jackets. I could smell the sea breeze full-throated. I could stare at the crystal clear waves. And after a long walk on the seafront while eating an ice-cream, all my senses were fully satisfied.
I believe the sea can recharge my batteries and inspire me.
Surrounded by all that blue I tried to recall all the blue yarns I have in my stash. Once back at home, I selected some of my favourites. Here below you can see them:
– on the left: Egyptian mercerized turquoise cotton;
– at the center: different shades of brilliant turquoise in this soft Egyptian mercerized cotton skein;
– on the right: yarn from Manos del Uruguay (70% wool, 30% silk, extremely soft. This is a fair trade yarn and it is hand dyed by a cooperative of women in rural villages from Uruguay. I love this yarn!).
I already have some exciting ideas for these three kinds of yarn and can’t wait to show to you my projects. What I know right now is that once again it will be the scent of the Mediterranean sea to inspire me.