Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Yarn guardian, and inadvertant stash enhancement (sorry Mom)

Observe the orange beast keeping a watchful eye on the newly organized stash...

Carefully he waits, ready to pounce (or purr) on anyone who might come near his domain. Or maybe he's just lazy. Either way he's cute, yes?

I found out yesterday that I won a prize in the Dye-O-Rama handdyed yarn swap! I'm really excited, I never win anything! My yarn should be on its way today. I'm getting 2 skeins of handdyed mohair and one of merino (I think) from Cider Moon, enough to make a scarf (pattern included with my yarn). I'll be sure to show it off when it arrives.

Last night, in lieu of knitting, I did some Project Spectrum crafting. I dyed some yarn, and made purple paper. Here is the yarn, which I've christened "Luscious Lilac:" The picture doesn't really do it justice but there's just no way to get good lighting in my apartment...It's 300 yards of Gems Pearl (fingering weight) dyed in four shades of lilac. Once again I've tried and not really succeeded in getting dark purple, but regardless I'm really happy with the way this turned out. Now if only it was for me!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Emily, Nicely organized, but the excess...

Get the sweater done. If you don't like it, give it as a gift to a skinny friend. I bet Marlene would like to dye some yarn. Great stage today. love, mom