Lyla's part is finished
The leaf ties are fun :) and the yarn ended up being 20WPI
I entertained the girl one hot day (it was 40C) by helping her dye up the yarn for her jumper.
I divided it into 9 skeins (about 65-70g each) and presoaked them in
water and vinegar. Jasmine stood up on the chair, and I gave her the dye
box, a teaspoon and a pyrex jug with a little water. She picked a color
and scooped out some powder with the handle of the spoon, and put it
into the jug and mixed it up. Then I gave her a dye pot full of water
and she tipped in her dye. She took a skein from the bowl of wet wool
(holding it by the red ties) and lowered it in. I put it on the stovetop
until the dye was exhausted, then rinsed it in the sink, squeezed it
out a bit and laid it on the towel. She rolled it up and stepped on it
to dry, then carried them out to the washing line for me to hang.
I knitted up this tiny swatch yesterday to see if I was happy with the color order. I think I might do random stripe thickness, throwing a pair of dice, but not until March. She wanted me to start on her jumper before the yarn was even dry, so I might not make her wait until her birthday in July ;)
She had a lot of fun, anyway. Totally addicted. After dyeing the nine skeins, and then telling me how sweaty she was, she wanted to get on with doing some more. hehe.
I may have started spinning her yarn...
It's one third "sparkle". One Third. I can't photograph it right, but it glitters like a Cullen at an Aussie Christmas Barbecue ;)
Have also started the jumper for Zac...
Two sleeves to the armpits and the start of the body of Owlet. Love this color (Madelinetosh Vintage in Bark). Hope I don't run out :)
The only thing I'm *supposed* to be working on, I keep avoiding, because it has about 100 kilometers of grey icord. My friend, Telly, asked for a brain hat, because she thinks they're funny and perfect for a nursing student; both things are very true, but I cannot get enthusiastic about knitting it.
I should go do a few inches of icord now. Hmmmm..... Might do some housework instead. :)
13 hours ago