Knit/spin/dye update

We don’t celebrate Easter here, but I do wish everyone who does a happy Easter! My mum used to hide eggs for me and my sister, and sometimes we had Easter at the beach, but this year we’re just cleaning a bit and having people over for an early dinner/meal/thing.

Icarus
Icarus is appropriately spring-colored. I’m working on the fifth repeat of the first chart, and I think it’s going to have to be a lot, lot bigger, if I’m going to get out of it what I want (ie. giant graduation shawl). I think my plan is to finish the first ball in the main chart (the branches), and then use the second ball for the leaf/feathers.

Deep Space Clapotis
Clapotis is also coming along: it’s about two feet long, and I’m just going to knit the whole ball of Blue Heron Rayon Metallic. The colorway is “Deep Space,” which I felt was appropriate. I bought the yarn at the Blue Heron trunk show at Lovelyarns last fall. It’s very pretty.

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Also my Drunken Bees socks, which are just sort of amusing. Knit in Claudia Handpainted yarn, and the color is “Teal.” Squishy!

The other day, I went to Terry’s and she taught me a little about dyeing techniques, that I’m going to use in my Senior Project. I dyed two skeins of yarn:
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(Lilacs on the water)

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(Firebrand)

And the OTHER thing that’s fun, is spinning. I love spinning. I borrowed a wheel from a friend’s mother, and it is awesome.
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I spun up one bobbin of Lisa Souza BFL roving, and one bobbin of Lisa Souza superwash merino roving, and plied them together to what ends up being a bulky weight yarn. It’s not shitty! It’s awesome! I can actually knit with it, and it’s beautiful. I spun roughly 280 yards, which is way enough for a hat. I’m thrilled. It’s so beautiful.  I will show it to you when it’s dry, because it deserves some morning sunlight.

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