The proceeds of my Ravelry fibre stash swap landed on the doormat today. The skein of Araucania Nature Wool is perfect for Project Spectrum, Fire. If only I could find a pattern…

I have been searching Ravelry for what seems like hours. Nowhere can I find a one skein pattern that both inspires me and fits the Fire theme but also uses needle sizes that I have in the house. We are on “needs only” shopping for some time to come. Large sized circular needles or new DPN sets do not come in to it!

The yarn is Aran weight wool, suitable for felting, variegated dull red and the one skein offers 240 yards. Ideas?

Also in my parcel, one skein of Noro Implessions in a perfect colourway including purple, magenta, navy, and jade. Perfection! Will use for some very special freeform knitting or project embellishment, I suppose. Maybe I’ll just keep it for stroking… it’s kid mohair, wool, and silk.  I want to eat it.

If I can’t find a pattern idea for the Araucania, I’ll whip up a simple rectangular seamed bag and lightly felt it. It will come in for something. I’ll have to find inspiration for the Fire element though. Maybe create a flame stitch pattern for the flap?