A shadow edge is never on the edge.
The time to contemplate the ending is before the ending.
The weather here has been pretty gloomy, so it does help to play with color on these dark gray winter days. Over the weekend, I was dyeing some yarn to fill a few orders and for the life of me I couldn't get the color right. I am pretty good about writing formulas down, so I checked and double checked, but still it was not coming out right.
I sat and thought about it for a little bit and took a different appoach. I changed the pan that I had been using, and lessened the dye amount and voila, I got the right color. What I had forgotten was how much more dye silk absorbs compared to pure merino.
If you look at the 3 single skeins of yarn, you will see 3 different variations of the same color. Very different, but all from the same base. It is this part of colorwork that I just LOVE. A little shift here and there with a dye and you get such huge variations.
Many times some of my nicest colorways are happy accidents. When I think back, some of my other accidents were Tupelo Honey (my favorite) and Roasting Chestnuts. With a little tweaking, this week's accident became Black Velvet. I think that this one may become one of my new favorites too.
Another nice surprise on a gray day was being notified that I had received this award from Tia, Susan, Jenny and Teyani. To say that I was incredibly flattered and very moved would be an understatement.
It still amazes me some days that people actually enjoy reading about the goings on in my little corner of the world. Thank you!!!
Normally I am not a huge fan of sending things forward, but I have enjoyed finding new blogs from these awards that I have seen here and there. I'm sure that I am not the first or the last to give a number of these ladies this award, but I just wanted to let them know that they always make my day :)! (
rules say to post 10 blogs and let them know that they made your day)
Knitspot: Not only a wonderful designer, but a good friend.
Zeneedle: I am always inspired by Margene!
Caroleknits: What can I say...everyone likes Carole.
Birdchick Blog: Fabulous blog if you like bees or birds.
Pat's Knitting & Quilting: Beautiful, beautiful knits, pictures and quilts.
Hive Mind Honey: I love this guy's approach to beekeeping..makes me laugh.
Knitting The Blues: A good friend who always makes me laugh!
The Scottish Lamb: We share so many similar interests.
Fiber Fool : I love the pictures, designs and recipes here.
Tienne Knits: Tienne never ceases to amaze me with her talents.
Thank you so much for all of your kind comments about Ashley. She sends many heartfelt thanks to all of you!!