I have started rooting for the owls to come out during the daytime.
While watching the squirrels raid our feeder, I’ve been working on my Fiber Fusion sweater. After the precision demanded by the Master Knitter program, the freedom to create a knit fabric that is organic and rustic and in which I have no preconceived notion of the final garment is quite freeing.
I did get back that first round submission, by the way. I’m pleased with how I did. Several swatches to reknit or reblock, a few more swatches to rewrite, plus a reknit of the wrister (I forgot a row in the pattern – huh!?). But the big happy is that all of the reports were accepted! Lisa and I will start back on our work this week.
I’ve decided I’m going to make the Decibella cowl by Gale Zucker. It just keeps haunting me with its magnitudeness. (I’m sure that is a word.) But I didn’t want to spend the big buck for the big yarn suggested. Good thing I know how to make my own!
I’m using the cerulean blue fleece, colored in the remnants of the dyebath that I used for all that 5-ply yarn I spun a while ago, drum carded and spun into singles.
I saved a chunk of the last batt to blend on the drum carder with some more of the natural colored fiber. The misty blue that resulted is equally enchanting.
Six plies of each makes for bulky yarns with just enough contrast for interest, and close enough that your eyes won’t hurt looking at the cowl.
Too bad I don’t have that cowl done already as we are getting socked by a good snow. Nothing like out east this weekend, but enough that getting to work in the morning will be challenging. And that morning will come fast enough, so bye for now.