It is said that the sense of smell is the most nostalgic. Just one whiff of something can submerge you in memories both fond and forgettable. To an artistically tuned person, I would argue that the sense of touch packs a wicked punch as well.
Just in time for fall, I've discovered a new fiber by Araucania, and am truly falling for knits and purls all over again. This beautiful yarn named "Panguipulli", after a Chilean lake surrounded by volcanos, waterfalls and thousand-year-old trees, lives up to it's geological significance. It's component, simple, 100% Merino Wool, hand dyed in Chile into several decadent blends, divine for your fingers...not to mention your face.
This lace/cable cowl pattern jumped out to me from Ravelry, and with a few adaptations it was set for my new favorite yarn. In just under 5 hours, the cowl is complete, ready for wearing, or in my case, giving. I may just have to make myself one of these as well, since impulses drove me to buy three skeins of Panguipulli in just one yarn shop visit. I can't get enough!
To all my fellow knitters...welcome to fall...go nuts!
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