Persimmon did arrive in Monday's mail! I couldn't believe the Post Office was so efficient! This is the yarn for Yarn Elf's display project. It is Bernat Alpaca Natural Blends, color 93430 Persimmon. I am using a #6 26" bamboo circular needle from Crystal Palace. After having been using Addi Turbos for recent projects, this needle, which had been one of my favorites, may be retired. The 'drag' of the bamboo isn't thrilling me with this alpaca mix.
These pictures were taken outside by our pond this morning where the skiff of snow is throwing off the true color.
I wanted to knit an aran and had considered the aran in Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitters Almanac, January chapter. However, there are at least two different online groups working a KAL on this. Being true to my nature, I had to use a different pattern. So, looking through my Schoolhouse Press notebook of "Spun Out"s and "Wool Gathering"s, I came upon "Wool Gathering" #60, March 1999, 'Pools in the River.'
Meg writes in the publication that the original 'Pools in the River' appeared in Woman's Day magazine in 1965 but without designer credit, which was frequently done then much to the consternation of the designers. Meg's version has been changed considerably from the original. She shows a cardigan in both interpretations but mentions a pullover.
I am knitting on in that direction.