Happy Friday everyone! I must say, I'm very excited that it's Friday because the weekend is rolling around. Funny enough, since I started Candy Skein, I pretty much work 7 days a week on it, so it's not like I get it off. The nice part is I get to spend time with my husband, so that makes the weekends special. This weekend we don't have too much planned. We were going to go to the San Diego Fair (which is epic each year), but we're still tired from last weekend's craziness so will probably skip it and wait until the next weekend. We're still waiting for summer like weather here in San Diego, so the beach might be out as well. We'll see. Maybe a movie? Has anyone seen Super 8 yet?
Okay, enough about weekend plans. Unfotunately, I've stretched myself too thin recently on the knitting WIPs, so I have nothing to share today that is of the actual knitted related BUT, I wanted to share this. Is sharing a skein of newly dyed yarn cheating as a FO?
Now, as you probably know if you follow this blog each week, I normally only post Candy Skein yarn on Tuesdays. Why is this one different? Well, it was an experiment with long color changes, as well as going from light to dark of the same color. I'm really happy with the results and am keeping this skein myself. What do you think? Is it a nay or yay? I'm thinking I could start a series of colorways like this if it knits up nicely. Each color change is the same length (roughly, as I split the skein by weighing the yarn with each change), and each color is in the other two, as you can see some darker spots in the lights and lighter spots in the dark. I had a great time dyeing this!
It's a DK weight, and I named it Ripening Blueberry. I think I'm going to try and make The Age of Brass and Steam kerchief. Don't you think it will work nicely with the yarn!? It will be my first shawl like project and the lovely ladies at my Monday night knitting group are going to help me out in getting started. I can't wait!
Well, that's it for me! Be sure to share you FOs!