I quickly remembered this weekend why I dislike nupps. I had cranked along pretty well with this swallowtail shawl a few weeks ago until I hit the nups and set her aside to work on a few other things.
This weekend, I figured it was time to sit with Cracklin Rosie again and work on those darn nupps. You see, I know that I could just omit them, but I remember how worth it they were the last time I made this shawl....but oy~vey, what a PIA they are! You can be sure this shawl is staying here this time.
To give myself and my fingers a break from the nupp frustrations periodically, I played with the dyepots in between knitting. Having a snowy weekend, gave me a good excuse to just stay in and play with fiber.
Every now and then I will accidentally create a color that really makes me smile. Not because I think other people will like it, but because I like it. I had a certain vision of what I was hoping to get, which of course was nothing like what I actually got......but that's the fun part about dyeing. Sometimes the accidents are your best finds.
I liked the colors so much that I quickly dyed up a few more skeins and some roving, just to see if I could recreate my faux pas again. I smiled even more when I saw that I could.
Now the roving may not be anyone else's cup of tea, but I can't wait to see how the browns and greens spin up. This goes on my big Lendrum tonight :-).
The funny thing is, before I played with the dyepots, I had been looking for something to spin on my big saxony wheel that I love. I just couldn't find the right roving here that this wheel deserves, so instead I sat down to my little Robin to spin on the Rhinebeck roving I have been spinning on for some time now......... I don't know if you can tell from the picture as it is a bit blurry, but the colors in this roving are almost the same as what came out of my dyepot accidentally.
Hmmmm..........what's up with that?