Friday, October 19, 2007
Well it's time for me to post another photo of Secret of the Stole. I'm part way through hint two but hint 3 came out today.
This is a more accurate photo showing the pewter color. It's softer in feel than the photo indicates - that silk really makes this wonderful. I'm not putting beads on this although it was designed to add beads. I wanted to see what it was like first - maybe I can add beads to another version later on.
My circular needle is rather coiled and I've read that some people either steam it or dip it in boiling water to remove the memory so it can be more accommodating. May try that this weekend.
I've got to catch up on this as Mystic Waters starts Wednesday and I've volunteered to translate the chart over to written directions for the participants.
The weather is finally nicer as it is 78 F right now at 5 pm. Maybe I can sit outside and spin a bit this weekend too. I need to do a third bobbin and ply a real 3-ply yarn. This is still Blue Suede Shoes from Crown Mountain Farm. I have a lot of this left to spin too. Actually my fiber stash is larger than my yarn stash right now. I've got a lot to do to catch up a bit. I see so many beautiful fibers on line that I want to buy, but I really have to reduce the 5 bags (those super large ziploc bags) full plus another tote bin full... and more.
Back to my knitting for a while.