Sunday, February 15, 2009

Unwashed but Not That Dazed

It's somehow been a bit of a slog of a week with plenty that's bead-related, but not much Fun Beading.

Fun: taught a class, started another sample (or perhaps that part is less than 100% fun)
Less Fun: packed kits of which most were partial which necessitated much purchasing of beads, which would be fun if it were indulgence but necessity is the killer of all fun.

I've knitted a lot, but a picture would just look like a slightly bigger picture like the last knitting picture I posted even though it's significantly bigger, so it's on the boring side.

There was lots of House on USA this evening, so I plied. There's nothing like a TV marathon to get me jazzed for plying. Not enough time to do washing and air-drying, so the pictures sadly aren't quite in the realm of yarn porn, even though this post is tagged as such.


I'm such a tease.
The above is a bit of a cheat, as it was already plied, if not wound off. I think it's cashgora, a relic from our dye day last summer.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: photography is not my forte, though I think I can just about hold my own when it comes to photographing beadwork under lights.  Barely.
Unfortunately yarn in natural light seems to be challenging.

When I was spinning the purple and the teal in my eating, um, spinning group, I think they were a little sceptical about the possibility of plying them with the Cottage Creations SOAR Blend.
I think I was right though.
The left-overs are on the ugly side - nothing that a bit of dye can't cure although there really is no such thing as ugly yarn when it comes to colour, only dyeing opportunities.

And yes, I do know what I want to do with my springy tweedy yarn: something with triangles. It's time for some more modular knitting.

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