My knitting environment: a few details from the ranch
Just some random images to share --
. . . and out
-- for your enjoyment.
Just a quick posting about what I'm currently knitting. I'm working with a superfine (i.e. a very high grade) alpaca yarn in some rich, heathered colors. I ordered this yarn back in the spring and I'm not quite sure what I had in mind at the time. I might be using some paler, more wintery shades if I were to choose them now. But because I live in Mexico and sell my work here, as well as online, most people here expect bright colors. Perhaps that's what I was thinking.
Above is a sneak peak of what I will soon have listed for sale. A couple more color combinations are in the works, including the same purple heather, as on the trim above, used as the main body (that's it below). Still not sure if the trim will be light blue (not shown) or the same coral red as above. Any preferences?
What you can't see very well in the photos are the other colors spun into the yarn that finally create the color you see. The red has yellow, pink, and a tiny bit of lilac in it. And the purple has red, blue and a bit of turquoise.
I'll keep you posted when these are available for sale, but expect them "muy pronto" (very soon).
Oh . . . and while I was uploading these photos I came across some others I'd taken a week or so ago here on the ranch. Two different evenings, two different skies. Can you see the eagle sitting near the top of the joshua tree?
Maybe its my imagination, but I think I can already feel a hint of fall in the air. Here I am in central Mexico in August. One would expect it to be hot. But the elevation here is 2,063 meters, over 6,760 feet, so the air can be cool when the sun is not out. Mornings are usually fresh and cool and delightful. Summer is also rainy season here and the thunderheads often build up in the afternoon and, if we're lucky, a nice rain will fall. (Although, sometimes we can be too lucky and receive a torrential downpour.) Then all is sunny again in the morning.
Its the time of year when I need to dress a little more warmly, but I'm not yet ready to pull out the winter woolens. Which makes these organic cotton sweaters I've been knitting the perfect solution. They're a little bit chunky and provide a nice, cozy feeling -- just the right amount of warmth for heading into fall.
I've loved working with this Peruvian organic cotton. It is super-soft and has been spun alternating thick and thin, which makes for a fun textural effect. But, I must admit, while knitting with this I've also been thinking of and looking forward to digging into the superfine alpaca yarn for winter wear. More on that very soon!
Connie is a knitter and gardener in love with life on a small ranch in rural Mexico.