If those men can do it, I can do it ~ Emma Gatewood
Last month, I received a lovely green bag to match my hand dyed yarn from Downtown Dye Works. The color is Hiker with Heart. My coaster with the crucial Bold Betty information was delayed by a month. The yarn is in honor of Emma or Grandma Gatewood. Grandma Gatewood was the first woman to hike the Appalachian trail. She was 67 at the time. I sure hope I have that much spunk when I’m her age. Here’s an article that provides more details. It looks like there’s a book and a documentary. I’m checking if my local library has a copy of Grandma Gatewood’s Walk. The yarn reminds me of hiking in the PNW. It’s a single ply superwash merino. So far, I’ve not been able to find the perfect pattern for this yarn. A coworker suggested mittens, but I haven’t found a good pattern. Burt is the most adventures, but even he doesn’t want to hike the Appalachian Trail. This was his response when I asked him.
Have a good pattern suggestion? Put it in the comments section.