bright golden and took some extensive baths in dye. It also had a tiny mistake I just couldn't leave alone.
In the end it came out lovely. The yarn is 100% silk (Louisa Harding's "Mulberry", which is gorgeous, but normally far too pricey for me at $15/50 gram ball). It has a great hand and it knits up really easily. It isn't quite as forgiving as a more elastic yarn and I do prefer having some wool in the blend. However, working with a non-elastic yarn is not enough to stop me any longer, and everything still came out really even and the shawl blocked wonderfully.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Yes, I am far, far from home and yet I bring you a picture of our garden just before we left. We have watermelon! My daughter and I are terribly excited about these little babies and hope they are much, much bigger when we get home again. Since the sprinklers are on automatic and the neighbors agreed to peek in on things, I have a fairly good feeling that plants will still be growing when we get home.
There is also some occasional knitting and spinning going on here, but that will have to wait until we return and pictures can be properly downloaded, edited, and uploaded again!
I'm also really looking forward to getting back to Stitches Midwest. This is the second time our family vacation has coincided with StitchesMW, and I promise I didn't plan it that way. But I sure am going to take advantage of the fact!