Come, for the dusk is our own; let us fare forth together,
With a quiet delight in our hearts for the ripe, still, autumn weather,
Through the rustling valley and wood and over the crisping meadow,
Under a high-sprung sky, winnowed of mist and shadow.
Sharp is the frosty air, and through the far hill-gaps showing
Lucent sunset lakes of crocus and green are glowing;
‘Tis the hour to walk at will in a wayward, unfettered roaming,
Caring for naught save the charm, elusive and swift, of the gloaming.
Watchful and stirless the fields as if not unkindly holding
Harvested joys in their clasp, and to their broad bosoms folding
Baby hopes of a Spring, trusted to motherly keeping,
Thus to be cherished and happed through the long months of their sleeping.
Silent the woods are and gray; but the firs than ever are greener,
Nipped by the frost till the tang of their loosened balsam is keener;
And one little wind in their boughs, eerily swaying and swinging,
Very soft and low, like a wandering minstrel is singing.
Beautiful is the year, but not as the springlike maiden
Garlanded with her hopesrather the woman laden
With wealth of joy and grief, worthily won through living,
Wearing her sorrow now like a garment of praise and thanksgiving.
Gently the dark comes down over the wild, fair places,
The whispering glens in the hills, the open, starry spaces;
Rich with the gifts of the night, sated with questing and dreaming,
We turn to the dearest of paths where the star of the homelight is gleaming.
The sweater I show you this time is Yell by Gemma Atkinson from the Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 58. Yell is one of my favourite designs of this Autumn/Winter collection for men.
I again used Rowan Colourspun for this garment and you already know that I’m really fond of this yarn.
Yell is a round neck sweater with contrasting bands, which are knitted using Rowan Felted Tweed and shows a zig-zag cable pattern on a garter stitch background.
I am a farmer from Yell in Shetland.
Bjorn my mother called me.
I grew among seals and clouds and birds and women. The men came home in the ships for harvest With wounds on them and bits of silver. One year my father did not come home. The sea has him, off Lindisfarne.
I learned to lift alehorn and hawk that winter…
3 thoughts on “Yell by Gemma Atkinson ~ Autumnal Knitting”
beautiful poems and words as always konrad love your work
Thank you so much, Priscilla. A Happy New Year!
Handsome sweater, and you look cozy warm! Lovely poems. Happy New Year and I look forward to what your blog brings!
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