Part of what I like about dyeing here in my makeshift dye studio in the second half of my garage is setting up my IPhone speaker deck.
I listen to audible books. Right now I am loving the readers at Audible Books. I am a big fan of Phillipa Gregory's historical novels. I have read about five. Most noted by her is The Other Boleyn Girl. Yesterday I finished The Red Queen, about Lady Margaret, the mother of Henry VII. Bianca Amado made it come alive with her reading. Of course, you can get the book at Amazon. I read the first four.
I was so into the book that I only took one photo. Even then I didn't remember to take pic before I sealed sock blank in plastic wrap. I am excited to do black on socks for first time.
Now I am reading/listening to Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. It's been recommended my numerous friends. So far, it holds my attention.
Back to the dyeing: First off I dyed some larger eight ounce BFL superwash rovings. Here is my version of Cornflowers on the drying rack this morning.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Sorry, I couldn't resist the flimsy pun. My Wrap-Me-Shawl/Scarf is finally finished. I blogged about it way back on August 28. The finished piece really can double as a light shawl or a substantial scarf. I used Chris de Longpre's addendum for converting shawl into scarf. It ate yarn. I used about three and a half skeins of Noro Silk Garden sock yarn in two colorways and then a solid mocha sock yarn and a coffee sock yarn. I would guess about 1500 yards of fiber knit on #4 needles. I LOVED knitting this thing. Every block was an adventure. I really didn't want it to end.
I am already planning my next one. Wonder if I have enough handspun of the same weight to give that a try? Off to check my growing/groaning stash!