It's the sky!
You know I'm a sky watcher and you also know I have a great sky to watch (most of the time). December has been a very strange month, with its warm temperatures, lack of precipitation (the driest since the beginning of record keeping!), inversion at the beginning and amazing blue skies at the end.
Every day I take note of the sky and, also, check the mountain view, as I leave for the office. The sky is always different, not always showy, but (almost) always beautiful. This is the time of year the sun is breaking the horizon and filling the sky with color just as I start my drive.
This photo was taken last Friday. Not every day starts as beautifully as this or even as colorful as the first sunrise photo (taken at the beginning of the week). As I was sharing with my boss how amazing the sunrise had been he said, "Everyone should see the sunrise at last three times a year". I was a little taken aback...only THREE!?
It was last September (if memory serves) when Vicki first brought up the idea of a "Sky Scarf". We looked at various sky colored yarns while she was here, and she may have picked up a skein or two she thought interesting and worthy. We talked about how to interpret the sky, what parameters we would use as a guide, and what patterns were suitable.
In truth, the whole project seemed overwhelming and I was waffling over whether it would be feasible. The quest to find the right blues, grays, white, and other sky colors felt daunting. I wasn't sure I was up to the challenge. And then, a package arrived, just in the nick of time, a package from Vicki! Renewed excitement started to build the minute I opened it up and saw the yarn. She had just about covered the possibilities of my sky and all that's left to do is find the right sunrise/sunset colors to fill in. I started the scarf yesterday and I'll share more about it later, but for now. I had to let you know the New Year is off to a good start! How is your New Year going?!