There was yet another batch of Debbie Bliss silk singles in the stash cupboard. This time the yarn was a darker pink and there is less of it than I had to work with for the last silk scarf.
For weft I went into the pink/rust range of Tencel. I tried Adobe, Pompeii, Sea Coral and Spice. I was surprised that I liked the darker colours best because they showed the pattern the best.
My final choice was the Pompeii, I like how it blended with the chocolate silk stripes and added a depth of colour and richness to the dark pink stripes.
The pattern is my new favourite, Stricklers #385. I promise that this is the last time that I’ll use it for a while! I have memorized the treadling, and because I like it so much the scarf wove up quite quickly.
I haven’t finished the scarf yet, it still needs the fringe twisted and a hard pressing but even on a cloudy day the scarf is lovely.
The monthly botany walk with the local nature club was last Monday, one of the highlights was the spawning herring seen from the parking lot of the park. In the photo you can see a light blue ribbon of the roe, harder to see is the flocks of gulls, seals and sea lions feasting on the herring. Those mountains in the background are the Coastal Mountains on the mainland of BC.
The other highlight of the walk was the 500++ year old Douglas Fir; a massive tree that had lots of holes along the truck that later in the spring will have nesting birds.