Postcard bloggers: Yarn and Pointy Sticks

I’m was so excited to receive this postcard from blogger – Clare Devine of Yarn and Pointy Sticks.  Clare has written about a place that is very dear to my heart! I’m sure you’ll all agree that scenery is breathtaking!

Tune in next week for Maria of Subway Knits and remember you can find all the blog hop participants by following the hashtag #postcardbloggers2015


Dear Helen,

This week I wanted to share a special journey and some beautiful souvenir yarn with you. Just as a scent or a piece of music can evoke a feeling and sense of place, returning you to that moment in time, yarn and colour can do the same for me. There are many skeins in my stash and projects I have made that are entwined with the memories of a time or place gone by. I know A Playful Day talked about this recently on a podcast and I wanted to share my fibre memories with you this week. Colour is such an important part of memory and I thought this would be a lovely contribution to your colour theme this month.

Last year we visited Canada for a family holiday and to attend an important family wedding. It is a magical country and we spent two weeks exploring the Rocky Mountains. The spectacular landscape was awe-inspiring and the trip is filled with fantastic memories.

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Driving from Jasper to Banff along the Icefields Parkway was an experience I will never forget. Mountains and lakes galore.

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The colour of the water was almost impossible to capture but it really was magnificent. Up close the water is crystal clear but from afar it has this vivid turquoise green colour.

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After this magical road trip, I could not believe my luck when I returned to the yarn shop in Calgary, The Loop – Kensington and found this skein of Sweet Georgia yarn in the Tough Love sock base.

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It was the perfect match! Tourmaline captures everything I remember about those vivid lakes in a single skein of sock yarn. It really was the perfect holiday souvenir. I really should liberate it from my stash and make some gorgeous Canadian inspired socks soon.

Have a wonderful week,


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