No long-winded accounts of fiber washing and combing today. Just eye candy this time, in the form of hand-painted rovings from DesignKnit (blog here and etsy store here). Erica sells both yarn and roving from her shop, all hand painted in her wonderfully experimental way.
Here we have February Cardinals, inspired by a photo from our blog. And surprise, she sent not only the spruces for the cardinal to roost in, but the birches from the other side of the house (thanks, Erica!). I’m thinking about doing some little cocoons in some of the bonus scarlet fiber to represent cardinals, or I might try to just intersperse a bit of scarlet occasionally into one of the plies. Or maybe I’ll spin the scarlet on its own and use it as an accent color in the final sweater – a single row of red at the wrist or on the neck or hem edge.
I had been resisting the cardinal fiber, but when I saw Stormy Skies on her blog, I kind of had to have this one. As I may have mentioned recently, I love grey?* And with teal accents? Well, there you go. And once I was ordering this, what could I do but bring the bird fiber along for the ride?