Today the yarn dyed on Sunday was finally dry and ready for re-skeining. The goal for this particular batch was to create something with a strong contrast. Brilliant Orange and yellow were to be paired with a deep navy blue as an anchor color. The colors were perfect in the jars. But during the cooking the dyes blended in places between the yellow and navy, leaving some strands a green shade. The colors were supposed to be crisp and defined. I still like the idea of this color combination and I’ll try it again later. But in the meantime this lonely skein is available for anybody who is willing to pay shipping on it. The base is BFL and it’s about 400 yards of sockweight yarn.
Over the past week or so I’ve cut my stash almost by 1/3! The odds and ends project knitting aimed at using up leftovers(mostly by way of hats and mittens) is temporarily on hold due to the shawl, but it will resume again soon. My goal is to keep almost no “stash” yarn here and to have projects in mind PRIOR to buying more fiber of any kind. Don’t laugh, it could happen!
Today I played around with several stole options for Saturday’s dinner. This particular combination is a simple insert surrounded by the Hilton Lace edging pattern found on this website.
I still don’t know if this is “it” though. Heck, I’m not even sure about the yarn color or weight and time is running out. Lace weight to be airy and delicate or fingering/sport to provide a more warmth and sturdiness? Tick tock, tick tock! Beads in the center panel or along the edge to add some holiday “sparkle” or simple and plain? Tick tock, tick tock!. Black for a monochrome look with the dress or a touch of color for contrast? Tick tock, tick tock! Aack! I’m so confused.