Sunday, April 12, 2015

"Beyond The Yellow Brick Road"

And speaking of gradients, I finished spinning nine bumps (nearly 36 ounces) of Southern Cross Fibre's "Beyond The Yellow Brick Road" on Organic Merino.







I measured a total of 1637 yards (based on niddy-noddy wraps), all colors combined. At an average of about 180 yards per bump in aran, it is about what I've gotten in previous aran weight yarns (such as "Tempest" and "Seraglio").

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Free Association

I decided I wanted to make a Noro Silk Garden sweater in one long gradient, which meant combining balls of yarn by breaking them at the color changes. It was an interesting experiment...

Here's what four balls of yarn, split into colors with all like-colors piled together, looks like:



Overall, I split apart 10.5 balls of yarn, and I had less than one (of pieces) left over when I was done. I made up a pattern, explained more on the Ravelry project page.





The chevrons transition into the Carillon pattern nicely... centers and edges of the chevrons lining up with the "bell ropes."



Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

We started the day with an egg hunt.



I'm not sure he'll humor me in this for very many more Easters... So we enjoy it while it lasts!

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay