My little dye kit came out again this weekend, and this –
The fibre is a cashmere and finn blend which was passed to me by a knitting but non-spinning friend who’d received it as a gift. I handpainted the undyed fibre with splashes of a blues, jade and grey, and the overdyed the thing with a grey/jade mixture. And the best thing is that I have not ruined it and ended up with a felted rope like last time…
I have a project in mind for this, I plan to spin it up as fine as I can, navajo ply it and turn it into a shawl. The pattern I’ll use needs good yardage, so I dyed up a little mini braid at the same time as backup. It’s very cute.
Yesterday we said goodbye to our beautiful old girl LadyBug. She was 17 years old, and we know that her last 4 years since we took her in from the Dog’s Trust were happy ones. Knowing this doesn’t seem to help though, and I feel as if there is a big hairy black/grey hole in our family. Rescuing elderly dogs seems was becoming a habit so this isn’t the first time we’ve had to go through this, and being a crazy dog lady I’m sure it won’t be the last. Right now I am sticking to tea, chocolate, knitting stocking stitch in the round and hugging Penny.