I will admit to being especially devious this month with my hints in the Ravelry group. I mentioned that it would be based on Catt's heritage (and everyone knows she's from Newfoundland) and a fisherman's hangout. But although Catt is indeed from Newfoundland, her heritage is Hungarian!
So this picture is of the Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest. It’s on Castle Hill--in the middle ages, the fish market was located below the castle, and the fisherman were responsible for guarding the castle. So yes, a fisherman’s hangout--but not the kind you were probably expecting. :-) All of the structures there today are relatively modern construction--built in 1896 for the millennial celebrations in Hungary.
When we stayed in Budapest last year, our hotel was located almost directly underneath the bastion. I went back and forth on picking this month’s picture, because the view from our hotel room was in the other direction--the Hungarian Parliament--but I thought the pictures of the Castle Hill area were more striking. Here’s a few other angles:
The redyed fiber is on the drying rack, and it does have more of the dark tones now--but also still hints of green, so I think it more accurately matches this picture, whereas the yarn probably goes with the picture below:
Next month the fiber and yarn bases will be a very close match to each other, so I’m expecting the fiber and yarn colours to be a near match. We’ll see what happens! Now I just have to pick a picture. :-)
Also, for those wondering about the Frolic--it went amazingly well, and I do have a few pictures to blog. Later today or tomorrow I expect to share those with you! :-)