Phew, we got broadband back on last thursday. It seemed like a very long time we were without it, but it was less than two weeks in reality. I liked getting out of the habit of being on the internet all evening. Hopefully I can keep that up.
You would think I got a lot of knitting done, but I didn’t. I think that’s because I was getting used to a new schedule (getting up and going to work earlier) and then the clocks changed to British Summer Time so I was a bit tired for the second week.
I’m now on annual leave again, and I don’t go back until after easter. I had a load of stock of both yarn and fibre delivered to me last week, so I spent half of today doing a bunch of dyeing. I’ll be doing some more over the next few days.
Last week I dyed up some merino/camel. It came up beautifully and I was tempted to keep instead of listing it in the etsy shop.
Instead I decided to dye up around 50g for myself. This is also to tie in with a competition that my guild is having for our exhibition in May this year. We are asked to enter an item produced using on of the disciplines of the guild – spinning, dyeing or weaving – inspired by the Wordsworth poem ‘Daffodills’. At first I was thinking of the obvious yellows and greens of daffodills, then I decided I wanted to do something a little different. I took the phrase ‘the bliss of solitude’ from the last verse of the poem. That inspired some muted pinks, purples and blues and the result was this fibre.
I’m trying to spin it up to around 4-ply weight and then I’ll probably make a cowl out of it.
I’ve also picked up my jo sharp Origami shrug again. I’m actually quite close to finishing it. Just a few more rows of lace and then a collar of moss stitch and I’m done!