Monday, 27 October 2008

Watching skeins dry

The inclement weather at the weekend forced my skein-drying activities indoors, so the radiators were festooned with colourful hanks of wool (makes a change from smalls, eh?)

Skeins drying 

I've been experimenting with some paler shades although from the pictures you'd think I was my normal, neon self! It's hard to get the proportion of dye just right for pastel shades but some have turned out quite well.

Skeins finished

After watching all that yarn dry, it was time to do something more interesting, such as knitting the Cardigan of Staggering ComplexityTM. You know, the purple one with the inconceivably complicated pattern of (gasp) knit one row, purl one row. It's reached the limp, curly waistcoat stage, so I'd better carry on and knit the sleeves. Before I do that, I'm mucking about with the idea of adding a different colour:

Cardigan plus wool ball 

No, not greensleeves (how we laughed) - it's for the edging when it's finished! I've been crocheting up a sample to see what it would look like.

Cardigan plus swatch

Turns out it looks like a frilly purple anti-macassar. If you're short of one for your settee, do let me know!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Lushness! Your latest skein-dyeing (dying?) extravaganza is - unsurprisingly - on fire, lady!
    Thankfully not as a result of proximity to heat source though ;)

  3. Pretty new yarn colours! I like the green edging on the purple, it will totally look good on you :)

  4. ooh thanks guys...I can't get enough purple and green at the moment...should be purple and orange really, with it being halloween and all!


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