Of our Wet West Coast Winter!
It has rained for the last two days. Downpours of epic proportions, followed by more and then more. Millstone River in Bowen Park is up – way up!
The paths by the River have been overrun at one point and are just draining now! Roots and tree trunks are underwater and the sound of the Rover is immense – loud and steady as it thunders down the rocks towards Nanaimo Harbour.
The water in the Millstone is a uniform green/brown and muddied with silt. There is no seeing the gravel below the roiling water at the moment; the River is carrying a lot of that gravel and silt down to the Ocean. Silt, dragged from both the River bed and banks by the water tumbling and frothing towards the ocean.
All around Bowen Park water is dripping from branches and leaves; drops of water glimmer on the tips of the bare branches, fall leaves and seed pods. Water has the power to change the mundane to the beautiful. Droplets become diamonds and leaves become art; nature is a wonderful artist.
Fiona has just finished a sample for the Retreat. As usual she has done a beautiful job! This scarf is the easy lace version for the Retreat. The stitch is called Crest of the Wave and is the center panel from the Brioche and Lace wrap project that I am creating. I love the colours. I am calling this scarf West Coast Winter – the colours are so much what we see through the Winter here!
On Friday I ripped back the Brioche and Lace big sample to the beginning of the lace section. Once I saw West Coast Winter, I liked the look of the garter stitch lace so much better than that of the stockinet lace. It took all evening to take it back and pick-up the stitches to reknit that section. It was worth it though.
It will make the wrap truly reversible – something that most knitters often look for knitting. I have almost caught up to where I was and after tonight I will be able to charge forward!
I hope that you are having a wonderful Weekend!
PS – I hope that you enjoy the walk.