I fell in love with Fleece Artist's National Parks yarn the first time I saw it, and so I got the go-ahead to start a design for each colourway. I'm chomping at the bit to get them done, as ideas spring wildly up inspired by the extraordinary colour designs of Jana Dempsey at Fleece Artist, and by the beauty and grandeur of the parks they represent. I only hope I can do both justice with my designs.
Design number two, using the Riding Mountain Park colourway, is underway. After a little hiccup in the design, I think I'm now on the right track. The pattern is called the Audy Tuque, and was inspired by the powerful bison that roam within the Manitoba park.
The first design from Fleece Artist's National Park Merino Slim Collection is off the needles, and heading to testing. Inspired by the rocky walls, and the many waterfalls in the Fjords; this cowl was the first pattern that popped into my imagination. It's called the Western Brook Pond Cowl, and you can see in the photo below, cliff walls reflected in the cables with the flowing glacier waters appearing as a simple lace. I've been to Gros Morne, and I will return very soon. And when I do, they may never get me to leave again.