The patterns in this collection represent the natural cycle of growth in the mountain forests: birth and death, growth and destruction, beginning and endings, fire and ice. Nature, as Charles Darwin once said, is “red in tooth and claw.” Yet even though fires are part of nature’s cycles, we must always remember to do our best to protect our precious environment and help to avoid unecessary fires caused by human negligence or carelessness. Remember, only YOU can prevent forest fires.
Half of the proceeds from sales of these patterns will go to the Wolf Sanctuary in LaPorte, Colorado, which had to be evacuated during the fires. My friend and editor, Deborah Robson, worked with the sanctuary and used fiber from some wolves who reside there in her book The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook.