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ODE TO THE WEST WIND Hand-Dyed Yarn on Squoosh DK

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Ode to the West Wind was inspired by Shelley's poem of the same name.

You can read the whole poem here, but I will include just the first and last stanzas:

O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being,
Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead
Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing....

The trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?


As I dyed this, I was envisioning a forest covered in the first snow of the year with all the leaves flying wildly about in a strong wind. The white in the yarn represents the snow, and all of the autumn-colored speckles represent the leaves. The speckles include magenta, red, orange, yellow, and several shades of brown.

I dyed this yarn on Squoosh DK yarn base, which is a lovely, soft superwash merino.

YARN FACTS
Ode to the West Wind on Squoosh DK
Literary Collection
250 yards / 4 ounces / 4 plies
100% Extra-Fine Superwash Merino
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry.

YARN PAIRINGS
Ode to the West Wind would look great with Chocolate, Forest Floor, Autumn Leaves, Aubergine, Eggplant, and Ochre. The last photo shows it with Ochre and Monarch Butterfly.

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