Have you ever been to Itasca State Park in the fall? If not, you should put it on your bucket it list! It’s absolutely gorgeous and if you’re lucky you might just catch a stunning sunset like I did!
Where is Itasca State Park you ask? Well Itasca is located in northern Minnesota, near Bemidji, and it’s the location of the Mississippi River Headwaters. Yes, that Mississippi River that you’re thinking of (there’s only one! 😉 ). In Minnesota it is not a large deep river that most think of, but instead a small stream off of the Itasca Lake. You can walk across the mighty river here, without the need of a bridge, if you’re willing to get your feet wet.
I captured this sunset last fall after a fiber festival. I was driving along, watching the sun set, and hoping for a break in the trees to capture a photo. What amazing colors Mother Nature painted the sky that night!!
This variegated yarn colorway goes from black to lilac purple, then into a peachy pink and finishing with a golden yellow. I think this would be absolutely stunning in a fair isle project with a white or light gray contrast yarn.
Broken Compass base:
80% Superwash Merino / 20% Natural Bamboo
436 yards / 100 grams
Machine wash cool / Tumble dry low (though I recommend hand washing your finished project for longevity)
Please note that color variations may occur from skein to skein as a result of hand dyeing. I have matched the colors in the photo as close as real life as possible however some differences may be noticed from monitor to monitor. Please also order as many skeins as you need for your project as color variation may happen one dye lot to the next.