i do. i won’t go on and on about it. i can’t, anyway.
i did manage to get most of nautie’s friend completed before it hit. they are so cute together!
this morning i finished that up, took a few snaps, and put them in a box to go off to their new home. maybe we’ll see a picture of them there, once they get settled. these were SO fun to make; i highly recommend them (or some other completely useless, playful knitting project).
and we had heat thunder all last night, but no cacophonous storm. drat.
i was convinced that huge thunderclaps, the smell of electricity, and the sound of torrential rains would lift this weight off my head, but that didn’t happen.
i worked a bit on my skirt, which is going well, but i couldn’t really concentrate.
see? it’s fine . . . just sitting there being a partially-started skirt.
i finally settled on spinning and listening to a book, and this kept me happily occupied for hours last evening. i found some falkland roving that i had used to mop up the last remaining bits of color from one of my dyeing sessions last winter. that sounds awful, but it resulted in a pale mauve of a sea-glass quality that i liked, but hadn’t been sure what to spin it up for.
i think it’s just what i need to set off the silk i’ve been working with. the falkland is spinning up
nice and fine, and the color is slightly more intense in the singles, but not overpowering at all
(i had also initially pictured a green of this same tone, but decided, mostly out of laziness, to use what i had).
i can picture the silk wrapping around the transluscent wool. this wool washes up nice and lofty, with a lot of poof. i’m hoping therefore, that it will allow light to pass through which will illuminate the silk. and since the silk will maintain its color sequence, it should show a nice, soft transition from one color to the next when knitted up.
that’s my vision anyway! can my hands live up to it? we shall see!