Tuesday, June 21, 2011

the solstice


Today is the first day of summer ... the summer solstice ... the longest day. Here in Toronto we'll enjoy 15 hours, 26 minutes and 44 seconds of daylight and at 1:16pm the earth's axis will be at its maximum incline towards the sun. Tomorrow our day will be two seconds shorter.

In honour of the solstice I've arranged my shawl for photography to look like a sun with knitted waves radiating from the center yarn ball. Well I tried anyway but I'm not sure how convincing it is. Now that I'm back in the orange hues I'd say the shawl is at it's halfway point. Does that count as some sort of knitting solstice?

5 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I can see the sun - but it also kinda of looks like a flower!

Dee said...

The "sun" looks great! Happy first day of summer.

Maria said...

Great sun photo, and the project colours are looking wonderful

WildflowerWool said...

I LOVE this yarn! Amazing colours and it makes a great sun! Happy Summer!

Caffeine Girl said...

Oh, I think it worked out perfectly!