Wednesday, May 30, 2012
In between dyeing and preparing for Black Sheep Gathering, I have been doing some knitting and spinning. I finished the "Blossoms by the Brook" shawlette. I think it turned out quite nice. This is a very easy pattern to follow and it looks so detailed. And it's a free pattern on Knitty.com!
I liked the "Blossoms in the Brook" pattern so much, I started one in my handpainted sock yarn and it's half done.
But, before I could finish it, I started knitting a tam with my sock yarn so that I can finish writing up the pattern. That's just how it goes.
I originally knit the tam using a couple of skeins of my handspun yarn and one of my friends liked it so much, I think it will be her birthday present. Thought I better memorialize the pattern.
And I've been dyeing things in my crockpot on a daily basis. So easy, just put the fiber in and forget about it until the end of the day. I dyed some merino/bombyx silk (50-50) and Polwarth wool/silk in the same pot, and then I did a batch of kid mohair the next day. I've been spinning the two together, and then adding mohair curls as I spin along. What fun!Just checking in. Now, back to work.