I’ve always loved autumn, and long associated the season with fresh starts, new beginnings and exciting adventures ahead. It’s the beginning of the academic year, so dominated my life for almost three decades. I still have fond memories of making my way to school at the tender ages of 4, 5 and 6, with the grey weather dominating and the september foliage defining the paths along the journey. The combination of these two fibres seemed to capture that memory perfectly.
Walk out into the swirling mists of a Northumbrian autumn morning. Grey precipitation dances around you, jumping like jack frost to avoid the sun’s clarifying rays.
Catch glimpses as the grey voile shimmers: a blackberry here, a rosehip there. Leaves! Some bold and ever green, some autumnal, curling and crunching underfoot.
Breathe in the crisp air and feast your senses upon the delights of the season. As summer is put to bed, so the foundation is laid for new life. New beginnings. Autumn: the season of hope, of awakening. The time to embrace all the delights that nature offers, then return refreshed to the cosy fireside.
Title: Michaelmas Mist
Composition: 50% Bluefaced Leicester 50% Merino
Weight: 114g / 20 WPI / sock weight or “4 ply”
Length: 455m / 498yd approx.
Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.
Date: August 2015
Skein code: 0006
Fibre: Grey Bluefaced Leicester, 21 micron merino (in “Giggleswick”).
Source: Wingham Wool Work