I made this skein for a competition winner. I wanted to do something really special for her, and was inspired by the “Constellstion” range of fibres. What Sarah did with this yarn made it even more special, and is one of my very favourite memories from the first year of Story Skeins.
Trace the constellations telling stories in the sky: the distant, fiery hearts of other worlds.
Would our stories make sense to them?
Would they recognise the warrior, the queen, the beasts of myth?
Does our sun play a part in their stories?
What do we look like to them; all those thousands of light years between us?
Such are the questions the heavens can inspire.
Sarah did beatiful things with her yarn, and even continued the story:
As the atmosphere shifted the stars aligned and the stories as old as time were drawn into the skies.
Pictures were shining out to the eyes wide with wonder.
In those bright eyes history and amazement fought to shine through and she knew then that the night sky was her truth.
She wondered if the stars knew she was there, what they thought as they watched over her.
As her eyes began to close with the sleepiness of a fulfilled 3 year old, the night sky became a wrap that enveloped her in all its warmth and kept the terrors at bay.
The girl could finally sleep, ready to wake when the sun made its appearence the very next day.
Title: Milky Way
Composition: 70% Merino, 30% Silk plus nylon thread and star beads.
Weight: 130g fibre weight. 237g total. 13 WPI / DK
Length: 231m / 253yd approx.
Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat. Hand wind.
Date: June 2015
Skein code: 0045
Fibre: 70/30 merino/silk blend.
Source: World of Wool – Constellation range.