Yarn: 50g. Handspun 2 ply BFL, dyed by Fleece Artist
Small amount of Naturally Fur & Merino in red from the stash because I was a little generous with the cuff length and ended up 5 rows and a thumb short on each mitt. It coordinates nicely.
Spinning Notes: I split the sliver lengthwise before spinning then made sure to spin starting from the same end. I hoped that the colours would roughly line up so that I could keep the colour changes in the finished yarn. It worked, sort of. While the colours didn't exactly line up, there is certainly a clear progression of colour change and they do roughly match. I'm very pleased with the look.
I was just plain tired of knitting this thing. It's a great pattern - easy to memorize and really quite quick to knit (if you work on it). The lace panel here was the inspiration for my Sockapalooooza socks. I have 1 ball of Rowan Calmer left That ball wouldn't have made the difference between tunic length and dress length so I decided to wrap it up early. I'm thinking that I can make a version of a One Skein Wonder (Glampyre Knits) to cover Dragonsdottir's shoulders and let her wear this tunic through the fall. By next spring, I expect it'll fit my niece as a dress.
As I was looking for the link to Jan for you, I came across this shrug too...I'll bet it would work if I did the math for the different gauge.
Yarn: Rowan Calmer in "Refresh" 5 balls
Needles: KnitPicks Options, 5mm circular
Size: 7 / 8
Double Eyelet Socks in progress
This pretty skein reminded me of the colours inside a shell. Pale, shimmering pink, blue, and green with a neutral sandy base. I thought it would be perfect for lace socks and chose Wendy's free pattern for Double Eyelet socks. It's a very easy pattern to memorize and it's toe-up, allowing me to use every scrap of this gorgeous yarn. By the way, it's Fleece Artist Sea Wool. Yummy.
Clicking on the pics, especially the sole, will let you see the subtle variegation in the colours. This yarn is gorgeous. the Sea cell gives a lustre and hand to the wool which is very much like silk. The sheen reinforces the feeling of knitting with mother of pearl. Maybe that's what this colourway should be named... mother of pearl....lustrous, smooth, silky, with subtle colour glowing in the light.