Sunday, February 23, 2014
Not much to report this week.
I am still working on the test knit and am just about done with it. It is so pretty and I am truly enjoying the pattern. My blocking wires came in on Friday so I went to my LYS to get them and managed to walk out with 3 lovely skeins of yarn.
One of the skeins is a lace weight with 1094 yards in it. I am looking for shawl patterns to make this into. I have already wound it into a cake and in the process managed to turn my fingers the same color as the yarn. I have never used hand dyed fiber before so this will be first for me. I have never used lace weight yarn before either. If any of you have sure fire methods to 'set' the color into the fiber, please let me know. I will want to do that after it is finished so the person it goes to will not have to fight with it each time they want to launder it. The fiber content is silk and seacell if that makes a difference.
No photos this week as I am very busy getting ready for my cousins visit today. I have not seen him in 14 years and am making sure everything is 'just right' for his day visit. Hopefully there will lots of photos next week for you all to gaze upon.