Advent Day 10…. Petra, Jordan

Petra fun facts!

1. The name Petra actually means ‘rocks’. ­ It is thought to come from the Greek word ‘Petros’, meaning rock, and was named by Greek visitors for its distinctive carved pink sandstone.

2. Petra was founded in the year 312 BC as the capital of the Nabatean Empire. This makes it over 2300 years old, and one of the oldest cities in the world.

3. Petra doubled as the Canyon of the Crescent Moon in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, but it’s also been used in The Mummy Returns, and the more recent live-action Disney remake of Aladdin. Hello Hollywood!

For this colourway I wanted to highlight the various shades in the rockfall exposed by carving out the buildings. Scrumptious pale yellow golds in light rusty reds and oranges.

My favourite thing about Petra is the horizontal lines you get in the rock. I wanted to emulate that in the colourway with subtle contrasts in the colours throughout.

I’m not actually a fan of orange all that much… but if you mix it with peach and yellows with red…. I’m all for it! Wait until you see today’s granny square!

I am so in love with this gathering of yarn! Where do you think our yarn travels will take us next!?

Xxx Jess


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