Sunday, February 12, 2017

On Hold for a moment

 I was sitting in bed feeling sorry for myself a few weeks ago...
who knows why. I was reading the Sundara yarn email I get
everyday.  She takes a pictures of nature, and makes yarn
the same colors....

 These were enchanting to me. I loved the pop of spurr of the moment I ordered it.
 Sundara Yarn color Love like Lightening

My yarn came and I quickly wound it into a skein.
The colors are amazing, but I will admit I am very
disappointed in the orange...there is hardly any.

I decided that I would not just stash it...I bought it and I would
use it.  After searching Ravelry for patterns, I came up with
Estelle Gladstone Chunky Accordian cowl.

 It uses purl rows and short rows so it is very scrunchy on your
neck.  The colors are much more vibrant than the pictures
show.  This is the longer short row side

 The shorter side

 Quick knit..started yesterday and finished today...
This is a pic unblocked:
It is 12" long laid out unblocked...very soft, scrunchy and
really nice.   

My fingers turned pink when knitting...
so I was not surprised to see the water turn pink when I washed it.

It stretched a lot, so I put in dryer for 20 minutes....we'll see what happens.
All in all a satifying knit...

Baby sweater:  I decided to knit the sleeves first, so I did not play
yarn chicken...
I will start the other sleeve tonight. I had the sleeves done and
decided it was way to wide, so ripped most of it back and
started over...
Pretty happy with the results now. 

Ruth is working away on her sweater. I saw it in person yesterday
and it is really lovely.
She is starting the bottom patterning now....

Martha is working on a baby blanket.
Nice !  Not sure of pattern..will add that next week.

In other news:

Ruth and I were talking about this article that shows
how to dye yarn at home...the easy way:

and the more we talked about it, the more we thought it might be possible
to do it at Rhinebeck in our hotel room....(if you work for the hotel (unnamed)
that we usually go to..we are just kidding).  But....I think it
would work!!!!  Martha: what do you think?

Joe went fishing yestedray, and left early so we could have a date
night.  He is sorry he left...I am sorry for him but glad I got a date..
it's been a while and I need them.

He didn't do too bad for a half day:

His friend that stayed  got 4 gallons of fish...think about that...
its a lot!!!

Rain snow rain ice today here....KeeLee was not thrilled
that she had to wear her raincoat, but it really keeps her

Have a great week, dear knitters...

1 comment:

martha said...

That dying activity certainly looks promising....