Avalanche

At my house, as soon as the temperatures begin to drop, we listen compulsively to 50 Words for Snow by Kate Bush“Avalanche” is number six, pronounced a-va-lahnche (like the French, I believe). It is Prof. Joseph Yupik’s sixth word for snow.

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Don’t you know it’s not just the Eskimo, sings Kate.

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Let me hear your 50 words for snow.

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So here it is, Lady. My first word for snow. The first of (I don’t know, maybe) multiple designs inspired by a bewitching work of musical and poetic genius.

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Not a formal series or anything. Only the words for snow are so strange and simple and amazing, I can’t imagine not borrowing from their inspirational fount more than once.

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pattern: my own

size: 34 (+ approx 1″ ease)

yarn: baa ram ewe Titus

colorway: coal

needles: US sizes 2, 3, 6

Here’s my project page. Test thread here. Pattern to be released hopefully in early February.

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Dark afternoons, long nights, wintry cheer.~

2 Comments on Avalanche

  1. Javkie
    December 24, 2013 at 6:48 am

    This is unique :) love the construction !

    It is too warm to celebrate Christmas in Singapore. I m holidaying now, will b home after Chrisrmas. I would like to testknit this.

    Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas.

    Reply
    • Elizabeth
      December 24, 2013 at 9:37 am

      Jackie, go over to the test thread quick to get on the list!

      Merry Christmas to you and your family as well, enjoy your holiday! :-)

      Reply

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