Stonehenge Solstice


Although I’ll never, ever complain about special orders, sometimes it’s fun to be inspired by a color or a texture, and just see where that takes you. Several months ago, I picked up a delicious spring green Frog Tree Yarns roving from my local yarn store, but it drifted down to the bottom of my basket and I forgot about it. As I was packing up for the holidays, I found it again, and spun it up on a whim.

The green in the center is the color I'm using at the moment, though I also have used that pink and the purple on the far left.

I spun one full bobbin of the green roving, which has a buttery, silky texture as it runs through your hands. The fineness and color of the finished single reminded me of the first blades of spring grass. Then I spun another bobbin full of Archie’s fiber for a fine, grey strand that was both graceful and strong. As I plied them together, I couldn’t help but think of those iconic images of Stonehenge at the summer solstice.

Ok, not THOSE images of the summer solstice. More like the peaceful, empty shots of the stones, isolated in a field of bright green grass. You know, the idealist, unrealistic version of the summer solstice.

Much better. Anyway, the finished product (which is unfortunately quite blurry in the picture), is lovely. It’s a lace-weight yarn with a drapey texture.

And yes, I know the summer solstice is in the middle of the summer, not at all in the spring, but “Stonehenge Equinox” doesn’t have the same ring, does it?

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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