My daughter Kay just graduated form nursing school! I am so proud of her. She worked very hard to complete one of the toughest nursing programs around. Congratulations Kay!
She will be a great nurse. She is so patient and kind. Her heart is so big and she is very conscientious and considerate. I know she will be a great comfort to many.
Here she is wearing her graduation present.
Pattern: North Roë
The pattern is primarily in French with English translations. Thankfully, it is charted since the directions are a little bit confusing. I ended up working more repeats of chart 1 and fewer repeats of chart 2 than the pattern calls for due to my confusion. Despite that the pattern is easy to knit and very pretty.
In this post you get two finished objects! Quite a feat for my lately. I have been suffering from a big bout of startitis.
At CNCH I spun up almost an ounce of lace weight camel-silk (50/50) in the natural camel color. I wanted to test it as a lace yarn so I decide to make a mini shawl. I have no idea what the yardage was as I forgot to count it.
Pattern: Adamas Shawl by Miriam Felton
It is a lovely pattern. I would definitely knit it again in a full version. This one has just 4 repeats of chart 2 instead of the 14 repeats called for in the pattern.
I have been very busy with Tactile work too. The big project lately has been dyeing. Reds have been intriguing me.
This picture isn't perfect for representing the colors. They are not quite this washed out. It is 1.85 pounds of mixed wool blend that as in the stash for a long time. I tossed it in a big pot with some lac, cochineal, and madder.
The madder is an orange red, cochineal is a pinkish red, and lac is a purple red. I love the blend of colors that came out of the pot. I deliberately left white spots so the final yarn would have more shades and hues. Any ideas on what I can make with 1.85 pounds of wool? Sweater?
This pot was just a test for the four fleeces I dyed to be made into Sincere Sheep roving.
Three bags full. Ready to be dropped off at the mill for processing. One will be a warm yellow, one peachy pink, and one will be purple. There will be another fleece in red, but it wasn't quite ready. More details on the fleece dyeing on the Tactile blog.