Supposed Friday Post
This is another 160 yds or so of two ply for knitting. Here are both skeins:
The silk top is small bundles dyed several colors:
My original thought was to organize the bundles in some sort of fashion, either darkest to lightest or by predominant color. But I am actually just reaching into the bag and pulling out a lump to spin, so the colors will end up quite random and blended. All of the top has areas of white, which tends to soften the colors anyay.
The knitted scarf will be dyed and painted, like these:
Flaming Peacock, blogged here, or the Falling Leaves painted silk version:
I'm knitting the prototype, Ballet Lace scarf: (Ravelry link)
I think this will be fun to paint, and the underlying variegated yarns will make the painting interesting. At least that is what I hope :). Otherwise, the spinning and knitting are a perfectly good way to spend my travel downtime, and if the project is successful, that is icing on the proverbial cake.
The blog post title? Tomorrow is knitting. I get lots of grief from my knitting cohorts if I haven't posted recently. I have taken to posting Friday mornings just before leaving for knitting, so when the verbal abuse begins, I can innocently ::blink, blink:: and just ask them if they did not see *this morning's post*. Patricia has taken to actually leaving late so she could check the blog and say she'd seen it.
So I had to up the ante. What she (and Lindsey) don't know is whether I will post again tomorrow.