Like last week, there’s no big earth shattering progress on anything. In fact I just realized I haven’t taken pictures of
two three things I’ve worked on, but they won’t look that different anyway. Those two three things are the skirt of the Meridien, a few more rounds on the Nordnordwest, and two wash cloths for one of the DFW charities. The “official” charity this year is Newborns in Need, but the one from last year – cloths to go in kits for people finishing cancer treatments and celebrating being able to wash away the guide marks for radiation – seems to touch my humanity more so that’s what I’m choosing to work on. I expect to have 6-10 done by the time the event rolls around.
You can see the difference on the Paper Lanterns scarf. Fun knit and very easy.
I did go to work last Monday, but went an hour late so I’d have daylight for the drive. Sarah that I got the yarn from didn’t, so we met up in the tunnel on Tuesday and I brought one of my drool colors home with me. The translation of the color name is “On The Red Carpet” and it’s awesome. This is a We’re Different which means it’s not exactly like the normal color dyed, but it’s close enough that I took it off my watch list. I have a couple of ideas what it wants to be, but am not sure yet. Right now I’m just petting and admiring it.
I have finally done a little spinning this week, and will be doing more after I finish this. The first braid of this fiber is mostly done. I didn’t do any splitting, am just spinning it straight as dyed.
You can kind of see from the picture that the sections of color are quite long on the bobbin. One of the things I picked up from the Craftsy class I mentioned last time is the idea that splitting the fiber shortens the section of any given color. Which makes perfect sense, I just hadn’t really thought about it even though I’ve done a couple of fractal spinning projects. I decided for the second braid I’d break the colors up more. It won’t actually be a fractal because the colors on the fiber are totally random, as you can see below.
So I unbraided the fiber and tore it into manageable lengths. Then I split each of those into 8 pieces. The picture below shows a full sized piece and what it turns into.
I wound each of those little strips into an easily handled poof.
And now I have a colorful little bag of poofs waiting for me to finish the first braid.
Had an absolutely wonderful day yesterday with people I love. Picked up yarn for a baby blanket for my niece who’s expecting her second in a few months. I did miss a family gathering with Jim because my plans were already made when he found out about it. David and the kids came by today and I gave D2 my old laptop that I rebuilt so he’d have something to use for his homework when he’s at David’s house.
Happy Sunday – see you next week.