This blog is starting to resemble a photographic wasteland.
- Now that my office/storeroom is once again a bedroom (for the next 6 weeks) I can no longer leave the Photographic lights and the "tent" set up ready for action. Taking photographs isn't spontaneous any more, it requires planning.
- There hasn't been much to take photos of. The Baktus is finished. It was fun, but I'm not sure I'd do another one, the endless garter stitch got to me about 10cm from the end when I rather lost the will to live.
- I've been dyeing my socks off and designing new colours for the shop. Unfortunately I can't operate the camera with my rubber gloves on!
- There is a new sock on the needles, in the new yarn which will be here next month. However I only have a Phone-photo of it and I really don't have time to get the whole shebag out and set it up to take a better one.
The yarn is an eight ply, 100% superwash merino, so it's quite different from any of my other yarns. It's exclusive to The Yarn Yard, which is very exciting. I'm knitting on 2mm needles and getting 8 stitches per inch. The fabric is smooth and bouncy with no gaps between the stitches... you know how sometimes when you knit a sock it looks wonderful, and then you put it on and you can feel all the bumps and ridges on the sole? Not with this yarn.
There are some fabulous colourways for the Update this week on Thursday. I'll let you see them as soon as I stop the dyeing marathon.
PS Have you seen the total in the sidebar fro p/hop? Marvellous. Thank you to everyone who has made a donation or told a friend about it.