Up into the Cherry Tree
Hand Dyed Yarn Inspiration:
Up into the Cherry Tree is part of the 'Poetry Collection' of yarns. This skein was inspired by the poem "Foreign Lands" by Robert Louise Stevenson. During our gentle, homeschooling days, we would often take a quilt outside in the summer, sit in the shade of a tree and read poetry together. "Foreign Lands" was one of our favourite poems becuase it captured the dreamy, magical imaginations of a child who looks at ordinary things and sees something completly magical through the eye's of their imagination that we as adults often miss.
Foreign Lands by Robert Louise Stevenson
Up into the cherry tree
Who should climb but little me?
I held the trunk with both my hands
And looked abroad on foreign lands.
I saw the next door garden lie,
Adorned with flowers before my eye,
And many pleasant places more
That I had never seen before.
I saw the dimpling river pass
And be the sky's blue looking-glass;
The dusty roads go up and down
With people tramping into town.
If I could find a higher tree
Farther and farthter I should see,
To wher the grown-up river slips
Into the sea among the ships.
To where the roads on either hand
lead onward into fairy land,
Where all the children dine at five
And all the playthings come alive.
DK Yarn Details:
80% Superwash Merino
High Twist for great stitch definiation
100g - 243m
Fingering Weight Yarn Details:
75% Superwash Merino
100g - 425m
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I use acid dyes unless otherwise stated. Disclaimer: I wash all my yarn with wool wash which may aggravate skins that are sensitive to such products. Darker colours may run, bleed or transfer and although I take every precaution to ensure colour fastness I cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by colour transfer or bleeding in a wash.
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