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Posts tagged ‘yarn’

Shawl City

Well, the big ol’ mystery shawl is complete!

WTF Side A

Below is technically the reverse side, but I really like it almost more than the right side.


So then, it’s on to a new big ol’ shawl! This one was a mystery when I joined, but I didn’t get to start it until now. This is Joji Locatelli’s Starting Point.

Starting Point beginning

There’s two other mystery KALs I’ve joined, but I’m focusing on my current knit. The good news is both of them look to be things I will want to make. Another mystery I was watching but had not joined moved into the ‘nah’ territory, so yay for not buying that one. ;)

Fall weather may have finally arrived in our area, knock wood, so if it’s fall in your area, get out there and enjoy the gorgeous weather!

Just because all this school stuff is getting boring

viola handspun

viola handspun closeup


This is some yarn I finally finished up last night.  How it came to be dyed is an interesting story.  I was dyeing a sock blank for the first time, and I had put waaaaaay too much dye on it.  It was going to turn into a mess if I tried to roll it up for steaming, so I grabbed this bundle of wool, plunked it in for a quick soak, and smooshed it onto the sock blank to mop up the excess dye.  Turned out beautiful.

The original sock blank had a zigzag of neon green going down the middle of the blank with red-purple and blue-purple in the alternating triangles.  The sock blank was a much deeper color that this fiber, but since I put the acid in with the dye, more of the pigment strikes on application, leaving fewer particles in the runoff, hence the lighter shades.

It’s a fingering weight three-ply yarn, about 700 yards.  No idea yet as to what it will become.

Happiness is . . .

TLE - Box of Fun

Hmmm, that’s a pretty strong claim. There better be some awesome stuff inside.

TLE - Box of Fun goodies

TLE - Yarn for Color Affection

And there was. In the goodie picture, those are temporary tats and Loopy kisses (one woman’s hubby calls them ‘husband bribes’). The next picture shows the yarn I will be using for a Color Affection (Rav link).  This is part of the Camp Loopy 2012 projects.  This will be the second one, with a third coming in late July.  I am allowing myself to buy yarn for camp.  You wouldn’t believe how much difficulty I had in picking out 800 yards of yarn.  In my defense, at least one of the colors had to be a color in your country’s flag, so it wasn’t like I could just buy purple outright.  I’m not that far gone.  But you’ll notice I managed to get purple in there.

At this time next week, the class I’m taking will be done.  Yahoo.