Sunday, August 29, 2010
oh hey! i still knit sometimes
the rumours are true. the change in the air is definitely palpable now, rain is in the forecast, and a cool breeze is blowing through despite the sunshine. autumn is nearly here, so what better way to welcome it in with a new pair of fingerless mitts? here is the first one (minus a thumb). i might wait till wednesday, when i am on a ferry, or waiting in border traffic as we head south, before i get to work on the second. good distracting knitting for a long drive (and what i suspect might be an even longer return drive, being that the monday is labour day).
i'm calling these my chinook mitts. is this cable called a fish cable? or is it just me that thinks it looks like a fish spine. combine that with this mottled silvery grey, working into hints of blush at certain points, that reminds me of a shiny tyee (chinook, spring, king) salmon pulled fresh from the ocean. soon enough they will be headed up the rivers around here, changing colour and developing hooked snouts, ready to spawn and start the next generation of its life cycle. hmmm, maybe there will have to be a whole other pair of mitts for that stage, in shimmering reds...