Friday, January 27, 2012

Knitting the sky

I’ve always loved the colors of the sky here in Oklahoma.  When the sky stretches from horizon to horizon – you notice it.  And, for the most part, our skies are blue.   What I failed to notice was all the different shades of blue – and  shades of grey when storms roll in – and, just how white the clouds look against the deep blue prairie sky.  It was all right there in front of me and I didn't see it.  Or maybe I took it for granted. 

The beauty of our Oklahoma Skies was brought home to me by a knitting project -- ( check it out here: )

My ‘Oklahoma Sky’ project began at the Winter Solstice.  My plan is to ‘knit the sky’ until Spring arrives – making myself an 'Oklahoma Sky Shawl’.  So far, I’ve been tracking the sky with a calendar and have knitting up to January 10th.   In the progress picture below -  you can see, we’ve had a lot of blue skies.  

With our current drought, I'm hoping to add more grey when we receive much needed rain.  But, could do without adding the dark grey and white representing 'snow' !!!

Notes:  Addi-Lace size 8 - 60" circular needles, assortment of acrylic, wool blend yarns.   

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