Because I am easily bored when things stay the same too long, I like variety in the colors of yarn I use. And nothing gets better than having the colors change in the single skein I'm using at the moment! I didn't realize until recently that there are different types of colored yarn, from ones that change color in a repeating pattern to those that change completely and gradually from one shade of a color to a darker or lighter one or to a different color completely. The latter gradual color change type is known as Ombre yarn, a French term meaning shaded. And it is my current passion.
What reeled me in was a pin I saw on Pinterest that had three picture “hooks” on it – a stunningly beautiful photograph in vivid colors, a ball of yarn that moved gradually from one color in the photograph to another, and a completed knitted project using that very yarn. When I visited the website I found similar three-point sets in one incredible color combination after another. It was impossible to pick a favorite, they were all so vividly beautiful.
I love combining the beauty of the colors of nature with my knitting passion. One reason I loved the Painted Desert yarn so much that I wrote about in my Yearning for the DESERT post was the image of a beautiful desert scene the name of the yarn invoked in my mind. In similar fashion I would hold the photograph that comes with the purchased kit this company offers while knitting the pattern included in the similarly colored yarn. And I would love every minute! It's definitely on my knitting bucket list.
Perhaps it's the hunger for change in every aspect of one's life that keeps it from getting boring. Surely it's what keeps me hungry for my morning devotional times with God – He continually surprises me with new thoughts or a shake-up in the way we look at His Word together that makes every day a surprise and the process an on-going adventure.
“Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”
(Lamentations 3:22-23 NKJV)