With a quiet weekend ahead of me, and having finished the garment I was talking about on my previous post, I set off to begin the journey of discovery through many of the yarns I've been receiving for the book.
I will talk about each one of these dyers in detail in upcoming weeks, but I will say one thing – each one of these dyers has a yarn MADE for the project I swatched them for. I have been loving this experience!
As promised to my husband at the beginning of the year and as a promise to myself, I took part of the weekend to have some fun – some time I do cross stitch, and other times I knit on personal projects. As my back is not too great, bending over my cross stitch frame all day was not a great idea, so I started some knitting.
I rediscovered this lonely skein of RedFish Dyeworks silk/cashmere in my golden stash(*) and it was begging to be transformed into mitts!
With my HiyaHiya 2.5mm DPNs, I CO 60 sts, work 2×2 rib for a while, change to StSt. They are worked from the fingers down because I want to use ALL of the yarn. I've separated the skein into 2 cakes of the same weight, and working top down will ensure I get long, toasty mitts.
Who knows, maybe I will use some of my cotton floss to embroider them? Pompom Quarterly, the magazine I work for as a technical editor, has run a couple of issues with embroidery tips on them, on the second issue it was a Dia De Los Muertos tote, on this last one it's daisies and flowers on mitts!
(*) what is golden stash, you ask? The stash you don't dare touch, the ones you treasure the most. Whether it is because the yarn is discontinued, because it's a special one-off shade, or because like me in this case, you don't know when you will next be able to get ahold of the yarn.
What is in your golden stash??