I was chatting with Rayna last night about an amazing new yarn dyer that she’s discovered; Carla, at the Georgian Bay Fibre co. I was drooling over her colourways, and fell in love with the one called ‘granite’. I’ve ordered up 3 skeins of her dk weight, all destined for the Boiseau Wrap, and one skein of sock yarn in her spring colour ‘Spring Skies’ (this colour is only available until June, so if you love it, better get it now!).
I’m so pumped to actually get my hands on this gorgeous stuff – Carla is based out of Parry Sound in North Ontario (and is super sweet and friendly in addition to hella talented) – and if you read this blog with any regularity at all you know that North Ontario is my happy place. All her colours are inspired by the unparalleled beauty of the Georgian Bay region, it’s something dear to my heart and definitely one of the reasons I connected with her work right away (it doesn’t hurt that the site is stunning, so as a designer and a photographer I’ve got to give her kudos there too!).
We got to chatting about the granite colour way and why I was so in love with it. I have been lucky enough to have discovered, in my travels, my favourite kind of place. For some folks it’s forests, for others, small towns. For me, the place where my soul really sings are places that are just rocks and water. Barren rock, and blue water – I can sit in a place like that all day and just relax.
The austere beauty of places where I have found this mixture prompted me to put together a photography collection of the best ‘rock and water’ spots I’ve ever found myself in, and the places I know I’ll be thinking of as I knit up this gorgeous yarn!