I've spent a delightful fiber-filled day!
Above are two 19mm silk charmeuse scarves
languishing in their dye bath.
I cannot wait to rinse them and see my results!
Here are a couple more 19 mm silk charmeuse scarves
that I dyed earlier this week.
This first one is actually a much deeper turquoise,
in various shades.
This second one is also much more vibrant,
in tints of an orangey salmon.
I'm slowly but surely slogging along in my weaving class.
Here is my first attempt at twill:
As you can see, I have several threading errors
that showed up once the weft thread was added.
Also, my selvedge isn't very even,
but this is my first attempt,
so not too bad!
Below is my first attempt at basketweave:
I realized after my first few passes that I was too tight,
so I loosened up....then I was too loose.
Somewhere up near the top, I was 'just right'!
So, this is my Goldilocks weave.
This morning I finished knitting my Elixir Shawl,
which is part of the M Club,
a group formed by Laura Nelkin,
the shawl designer.
Not sure if you can see all of the hundreds of beads
that I've knit into this piece.
It was my first attempt at beading,
and I'm now quite addicted.
I found the shawl a bit challenging at first,
but as I kept at it, it became addictive,
and a pleasure to knit.
There will be three more M Club projects in 2016,
and I'm eagerly anticipating them.
They are all surprises, all designed by Laura Nelkin,
and, if they are like Elixir,
all a great deal of fun!
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