Seems I was a bit hasty in my conclusions to the possible outcome of this yarn. I may have mentioned this before, I can't remember off hand but I was disappointed in the outcome of this particular batch after dye day awhile ago...... Still being the loving "mother" that I am I spun it up into a 3 ply fingering weight using the "Navajo" technique to keep the colors as separate as possible. This was dyed in a pot and so the "too many" colors that I added became "way too many" as the dyes ran together.Turns out that these are now one of my favorite pair of socks. Though muted, the colors became rather beautiful as they changed while knitting from one to another. The different and varied shades of greys, greens, beige's,corals and blues is really quite attractive and I feel like I couldn't reproduce this if I tried..... though if you know me well, you know ....try I will since I have extensive notes. mu..aaaa...ha...haaaaaaaaaa. You can click on the picture to enlarge.
I have been rather busy.... this is the latest. I am trying hard to get the colors to come out accurately. Photography is not high on my list of stuff. But I try.
This is 100% merino dyed in a Pansy colorway. I split a 4 0z. roving into half long wise. Spinning 2 0z. into a 3 ply light fingering weight. I got 266 yards. I'm pretty happy with that. I'm beginning socks this evening and will keep you updated.
For most of the winter I have looked at empty egg cartons sitting on top of the fridge. Overcoming the temptation to " just throw them out". Glad I didn't as they are all now full and inside the fridge, holding gently onto these little gems. I have had chickens forever. I love my eggs. They are not only pretty but they taste amazing. (I had some scrambled just this morning)
It makes me feel good to feed them to my family and give them to my friends. And now that I've had "that " big birthday and actually give a crap that free range eggs have less cholesterol its really nice....