inspired by the stark branches of winter as
they set against the cool midday sky,
i wanted it to be a clutch
but it balked
and became a reversible buttoned cowl instead.
the long stretches of color.
this also allows the mc and cc
to swap places on opposite sides.
i was thrilled for the opportunity
to try classic elite yarn’s
was a surprise
since it’s partly made
of nettles, but soft and fairly silky it is.
the wool takes dye differently
than the nettle fibers do,
so the yarn has a way of looking solid & heathery at the very same time
…already my mind is racing to work out the details
of the next project i will knit in this fiber
whose nettles belie it’s smoothness.
now, there’s some duplicity for you.