April 25, 2011

Today is all about colour

Today is a colourful day and I thought you would like to see some of the pictures. Above is my latest shawl, based on the Vixen pattern but modified somewhat. The yarn is Posh Elinor fingering. 1 skein of Waving Not Drowning and 1 skein of Nice Weather For Ducks. I think they go well together
Then keeping with the blue theme for a moment some pictures from the full moon the other night.
It was a very clear evening as you can see
Mr Mog has strung up quite a few solar lights around the railway and they always add a magical touch to the garden when the day fades.
A close up of the shawl modelled by Minerva my new mannequin

 This was the pink fluff I made a donation for at Wonderwool, I've plyed it with a fine glittery thread, you can't see the glitter in the photo but it is there as a sheen more than overly brassy.

I had a few curls lying around and decided they would look better with a little colour so into the pan they went, they will become another free form shawl or wrap I think.
This outfit was a very pale greyish green and a bargain at the charity shop. Viscose always dyes OK so I thought I'd give it a go
As you can see it didn't come out too bad

While at Wonderwool I obtained a skein of Silver Sparkle lace yarn from Andy at Bluefaced.com. It is  75% extra fine merino, 20% silk and 5% Stellina which gives the subtle sparkle. 100gms has 800 metres. I wanted something citrusy so this also went into the dye pot with 3 different yellows, a touch of orange and a smidgen of lime green. I deliberately left some white showing.


 
 The sun has shone here all over Easter so the roads and beach have been very busy. We have stayed at home, I usually don't like to go out on bank holidays if I can help it as it gets way too hectic for me.

The pain levels haven't been good this past few days, it is hard to focus on 1 sore point if there are lots. Distractions have included citrus and raisin muffins, spinning merino silk, finishing the shawl and starting another Elsewhere jacket. The jacket is being made with some destash yarn I purchased and there won't be enough for a full jacket. I'm going to do short sleeves or none and I'm going to adding occasional stripes or splashes of other colours to the dark purple/twilight  I have.
I'm also rereading the Moonheart/Spiritwalk books by Charles de Lint as I felt the need for some urban fantasy:) I love Charles's books they always take me out of my pain zone with the poetry of his writing. 
Beltane approaches fast, how will you be celebrating this turn of the wheel? We had hoped to go to Glastonbury but sadly both the places I like to stay are full up. I think it may be a Beltane at home:) I can feel the energies starting to rise and the warmth of the festival approaching.

4 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I hope your pains ease off as Spring and Summer warmth come. It's been a long Winter.

Lynn said...

Amber I hope the pain is less each day. You have been doing some lovely work. The blue shawl is gorgeous, I like the pink wool and all the dying looks really fun. I haven't tried dyeing anything yet but really would like to. Who is the female author who writes some of the pagan fiction you have mentioned? I cannot remember the name. Bright spring blessings to you and the Mr. Lynn

CJ said...

The blue shawl is gorgeous!

Freyalyn said...

Spring is filling me with such joy and happiness this year. When the pain gets you down try and remember how much you're loved and treasured. Pretty, pretty colours in your photos. (I have a Teeswater locky fleece on order - what colours were you wanting again? How much do you think you'll need?)