Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Stitches and Stars

For a couple years now, i have been bugging indie dyers that i know, to create yarn based on the Hubble telescope photographs.
I am constantly amazed by the colours and the infiniteness of what we do not know. One of the things that just is so jaw dropping is the account in Job, where G-d is taking this man who is plagued with worldly suffering and asks, "have you held the pleiades in your hands"

or where it states thousands of years ago that stars sing. Only a few decades ago we learned that stars emit sound.


Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance? Isaiah $0v12

We tqalk of Job's patience and faith, up there on some pedestal so far above us. He was just a man, but a man who got to see what we are only now discovering with Hubble's technology. Faith is built a little at a time and sometimes it is given galacticly. (I may have made up that word)

so back to yarn- i asked for hubble yarn. No one wa sall that interested until i said something about it a couple months ago. Turns out my friend Jennifer has been thinking Hubble yarn too. But not just yarn dyed to match the photos, spinning batts of fiber, yarn with silver sparkle threads. we both were so excited that someone else had the same thought so now....we bring you (official drum roll)...

Holiday Yarns Stellar Sock Club

and I get to play with the yarn and make a couple patterns for it.
The patterns will be available in kits only.

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