Oyster Bay in Campbell River is one of my favourite places to stay when we head up island. This filter free photo of a golden alien landscape was taken in July 2017 when the tide was so spectacularly far away and the sun kissed everything with eerie yellow light. I painted this colourway for the Fibre Festival in Campbell River in 2018. I like to paint something new and special for each event. This practice connects me to the happening with an acknowledgement of yarn, perhaps as meaningful as a snow globe or motion water pen from a roadside attraction, but with the added benefit of being a souvenir that can be leveraged into a creative adventure. This colourway is reminiscent of that beautiful sunset and is a pooling skinny stripe yarn with long colour repeats that will create thin stripes across socks and mittens as well as shawls with asymmetrical stitch counts.
Sock-a-Rino is a superwash merino and nylon blended sock yarn, soft and lofty but with good twist and to make it strong and sturdy for sock, mittens and garments that will be well worn and subject to wear and tear. The fibres have great loft and the shiny sheen of the merino and nylon bring depth and shine to the colours.