Oh dear, I had so much I wanted to get done! But today is rainy, and so no golf for A, so no afternoon to putter outside for me. Well, I guess I could, but it’s raining and cold and dreary. So I dyed yarn instead. Oh, and made brownies. I did change the bed and wash the old sheets, so I should get points for doing SOMETHING worthwhile!
The yarn is more teal and blue – I decided to make the lefties shawl with the yarn I dyed last time, but I thought I would like to have a set of gradient colors to do it with. So, I mapped it out, and decided I needed aquamarine over-dyed with teal, blue, and blue over dyed with teal to go with what I already have. All of those are hanging out side now, “drying” in the rain. All I have to do is wind some natural, wash it and dry it, and I am good to go. We will see how long that takes, right?
This week I started another double knit buffalo checked cowl, based on the Trapper Cowl in Interweave Knits last winter. Since I was doing it with a vague recollection of the instructions, and was too lazy to go upstairs and get the magazine, it is a bit different, but close enough that I can’t take credit for the pattern. I am using some Quince and Co Lark, in Peacock and Bird’s egg. So far, so good!
I blocked a few quick knits I did this week – three bracelets, a necklace and a thing that might be a shawl – I think I mentioned I was knitting something with the beet dyed yarn?
What I did was the lacy leaf shawl, but I didn’t want a triangle, so I added a third section of leaves. It was easier to do than I expected – I started by casting on one more stitch, and so had two “center stitches”, then I just followed the instructions, essentially. I didn’t have enough yarn to go far with it, but I like how it came out. Kind of a half circle, or a butterfly. 🙂 Pictures will come eventually (I mentioned it was raining, right?) If only it wasn’t so orange. Maybe I will over dye that, as well! Or just put it in the giveaway box.
Not sure how I like the experimental bracelets ether, but they did work. I used some of the leftover yarn from the lace scarf I finished last week (and mailed off Friday, it definitely should arrive in plenty of time for the Tuesday birthday!) If I like how they came out, I will pop one off to the scarf recipient and sell the rest. Or at least, put them up for sale!
That is about all that is new – a quiet weekend – the last one for a while!