New Shawl, Yarn Hairz, and Spinning. Oh My.
This shawl is knit from the point to the long edge, which is great when you want to savor ever last inch of your favorite indie dyed, hard to get sock yarnz.
When I was a Teenager I went through some serious manic panic hair color envy. But since I was in charge of my own rent and supplying myself with food, I had to work at the mall (taker of all things good) who was firmly in the no manic panic (or any other joy) camp. During those days I had a brief fling with a nose ring until my martial arts thing took over, but never ever did I have purple hair.
For yesterday's 365 photo I decided to wear the shawl as a head covering affixed with a pair of straight knitting needles (cause really what the hell else am I going to use straights for?) in homage to all the purple hair I saw at Sock Summit. It's sort of amazing just how many knitters had brightly colored hair.
This is for you, my sisters.
I picked up this yarn in the Stitches West Marketplace, from Catherine (who is an absolute delight) of Knitting Notions. I wanted to use every, I mean every bit possible and wrote the pattern around that desire. I'm really happy with the results and my favorite way to wear the shawl is in the front, bandanna style.
Pardon my expression, it's been a few testy days lately. Maya has been overtired and throwing fits left and right. In between takes she was lobbing easter eggs at my way and hollering about going to the beach.
It doesn't take long for her to get back in my good graces, thankfully. Because she does cute stuff, a lot. I think it's a built in toddler safety mechanism that kicks in 20 seconds after they do something really terrible like rip up a paperback book that you cherish.
Thankfully all is forgiven until the next time. Besides, she likes to sit on my lap while I spin. She knows exactly the way into Mama's (bitter, cold, little) heart.
Speaking of spinning, I've produced yarn that I really, really love. (Fiber from Abstract Fibers, and worth every stinking penny.)
Judith Mackenzie McCuin made an offhand comment about reducing twist in singles when I was in her class. She said to increase the wheel take-up and that'd address the problem. And really it is THAT EASY. I wanted to slap myself. Or someone else. EUREKA! Instead I thwacked the hell out of this newly spun yarn and by god it may be used as a single (or as purple yarn hair).
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