Sunday? No, really, is it?   4 comments

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!

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4 responses to “Sunday? No, really, is it?

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  1. Despite the rain, you have been filling the time with fun, fiber activities. Yay for that.

    • oh, always! I don’t mind the rain, we did need it, and the gardens grow so much better with rain than with me trying to remember to water them enough.

  2. I’m laughing at your yarn “drying” in the rain – I know I shouldn’t ^^

    • lol – go ahead – I am glad it is rain, not snow! I’ll bring it inside and let it drip over the tub tonight – I just wanted to be sure all the dye was released – the cats play in the tub, after all. don’t want them turning blue and green!

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