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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Casual, Whimsical, Cute, Romantic
750(825, 935, 1040, 1145, 1270, 1410) yards of Worsted weight yarn; Shown in Aurora 8 by Karabella Yarns, 100% Extrafine Merino Wool. | 24-inch length US #8/5mm circular needles, or size to obtain gauge | 1 set US #8/5mm double-pointed needles, or size to obtain gauge | Scrap yarn | Stitch markers | Cable needle | Stitch holders | Safety pins | Darning needle | Six .75 buttons
What was your inspiration?
When their season was over the yellow mustard came up and grew to a great height. When my grandfather came into the valley the mustard was so tall that a man on horseback showed only his head above the yellow flowers. John Steinbeck, East of Eden
One sunny, spring afternoon when I was 6, my sister and I drove home with our grandparents from church. Fields of yellow mustard plant stretched along the highway. Every season of the California landscape is beautiful, just as Steinbeck described, but the fields of yellow mustard are my favorite. That afternoon as we drove along my grandparents thought it was a great opportunity for some pictures. We pulled to the side of the road and my sister, Elizabeth, and I jumped out of the car. Dressed in our prettiest spring dresses, white patent leather Mary Janes and socks trimmed in lace, we ran into the field and abruptly stopped. Our grandparents yelled to us to keep going. Elizabeth and I looked at each other, shrugged our shoulders and made our way further into the field. We posed for the picture and headed back to the car. Upon our return our Gran looked at us in shock as our formerly white shoes were now covered in thick black mud. We made a detour that afternoon and each got a new pair shoes. Id like to tell you that photo is framed and sitting on my moms piano, but turns out, the camera was broken.
This weekend Elizabeth and I made another stop along the freeway for a photo shoot in the yellow mustard fields. This time we were preparedgreen rain boots and an operating camera.
What are you most proud of?
Initially I designed this pattern to teach a class in Scotland. Although plans changed, it's still one of my favorites because of all the patterns involved.