I love spinning gradient yarns, and had another chance to indulge this hobby for a skill swap with a very talented knitter. As the yarn was created the colours spoke to me first of metal and then rust, merging into the colours of dusky rose petals. The gradient fibre set, from the very talented Hilltop Cloud, was called “Padlock”, so I named the yarn “Unlocked”.
Leave the shelter of the homestead – hearth and warmth and family – and step over the threshold. Survey the garden wilderness, full of hidden nooks waiting to be found.
Follow the path as it slowly becomes more and more overgrown. As what was open and passable becomes a natural obstacle course of leaves, twigs and fallen branches.
A dead end? But, not quite hidden, a door, and hanging from it a rusty padlock hinting of past treasures once hidden from uninvited guests. Unused and ineffective now, you push the crumbling timbers of the door. Hinges squeak, grumbling at the call to action, and finally the sight, hidden for so long, comes into view: twisted, overgrown and thorny, but in bloom!
The rose garden is rediscovered. 🌹
Composition: 50% Merino, 37.5% BFL, 12.5% Silk
Weight: 140g / 18 WPI / Sockweight
Length: 600+m / 650+yd
Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.
Date: March 2016
Skein code: 0090
Fibre: Merino, Bluefaced Leicester, Mulberry Silk.
Source: Hilltop Cloud gradient set: “Padlock”