Johann’s favorite color is orange. If I could find enough orange clothes, I expect he would be very happy wearing only orange every day. So whenever I am shopping for anything, be it journals or clothes or yarn, I keep an eye out for all things orange.
When I came across Knit Picks’ Preciosa Ginger yarn in all shades of yellow, orange, and brown, I showed it to Johann. Of course, he’d love a sweater out of it, did I really need to ask? As soon as I could buy it, I did, which is a good thing, because I don’t think they make that yarn anymore. I meant to make it up last year, but got side-tracked by other projects.
I finally knit the sweater last month. The yarn is so soft and warm. Especially when I was sewing the seams and knitting the ribbing for the neckline, I felt like I had a cozy blanket in my lap. The colors are perfect for this time of year. As I knit each part of the sweater, I kept thinking how I was knitting with the colors of sugar maples in their fall glory, as if the person who spun the wool magically took the colors from last year’s fall leaves just before winter and lovingly added them to the wool in order to preserve them forever.