Summer Knit with Onion Skins

HOW COULD A NOXIOUS SMELL PRODUCE A CALMLY-DYED ARTICLE OF CLOTHING? BUT IT DID!

Hooked and Dyed

dsc05979It was the quiet tick in the early morning that woke me from a restless sleep. A gentle reminder from my hot plate that it was still plugged in.

I often wake untethered. As I come to consciousness I pull myself back to the earth time cycle by asking: what month is it? What day is it? This morning that question became: what was I dyeing?

I rubbed my eyes, listened for another tick… onion skins. I was soaking a pot of onion skins.

My plan was to knit the Scotchbroom Crop that required two skeins of fingering weight wool. This pattern uses a broomstick stitch adapted for knitting. It’s a stitch that requires loose yarnovers with a relaxed attitude. This is not easy for a tight knitter such as myself, who was also knitting during a pandemic. I needed a calm color. My mind kept envisioning my…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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