Wednesday, August 20, 2008

It Is Too Easy Being Green

  • I had a dream last night where I went to bed in St. Louis in August and woke up somewhere cold and snowy. I looked out the window and big fat snowflakes were falling outside the window. I woke up a little panicked because I haven't knit anything useful in case we ever have an actual winter, except for 2 pairs of fingerless mitts, a scarf that is so short it won't wrap around once and a pair of socks. I hope this dream doesn't foretell the coming winter. August has been so mild that it makes me think this winter will be hella cold. We also recieved some news today that makes me think that we might be spending part of our winter in a snowy climate. Better stop those socks and get knitting on some hats. HA! Stop knitting socks? Who am I kidding? My head may freeze but at least my feet will be warm.
  • It has been a green kind of couple of weeks around here.
  • Deborah gave me this MARDI GRAS sock yarn from Tofutsies. She also gave me a Gibralter in Lemon, which isn't green but is delicious.
Ravelry picMy new favorite candy

  • I dyed my first cellulose fiber. It went really well. The picture doesn't do it justice. It is lemon/lime green with avacado and grass greens mixed through. This bamboo/cotton blend is so soft and has a great sheen. Did I mention organic, too? I'm dyeing more up tomorrow, as well as test skeins of bamboo/silk, 100% silk and seacell/silk. Yum! Many thanks to some great friends for the push to try these out.
Bamboo/Cotton test skeins
  • I cast on for a sock in a new sock yarn. Many of my customers have been asking for a nylon reinforced sock yarn. Ask and ye shall receive. 80% superwash wool/20% nylon, almost 400 yards, great twist, good sheen and slightly thicker than fingering. Think the weight of Jitterbug. It isn't quite fingering, but not quite sport either. I'll have several colors up later this week. In the meantime I'm knitting this socks for a generous friend. I improvised the pattern, but I can write it down if anyone would like it:

  • I have a new colorway to debut with the next batch of yarn, inspired by the Joker! GREEN, purple, red and white
Joker
Of course, you can't have the Joker without Batman, who isn't green at all:
Batman, Dark Knight and Joker