Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Picea - A Cardigan and a Tree

It's warming up here in the Cowichan Valley, and I got a chance to go for a hike in some stunning wilderness today.  Because so much of this region has been logged, it can be hard to find big trees, but we went to an area off-limits to loggers and got to spend time with some really ancient beauties.

It's still chilly enough that early in the day I was happy to have my hand knits, especially under the canopy.

These trees are called the Three Sisters, and they're all of the genus Picea.  I was really excited when I read the little plaque that said "Picea" because it's the name I gave to the cardigan I was wearing today!  I named my cardigan that as an homage to the Christmas tree farm where we did much of the photo shoot.  One of the main trees growing there was Spruce, which is also from the genus Picea.

The sweater is currently in testing and should be published next month.

Thanks for a beautiful day, Pacific Northwest!

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