Sunday, March 4, 2012


I have a little idea I'm playing with.

It involves fiber and color.

My favorite-ever project is my Noro Log Cabin Afghan. Not only is it beautiful, but it gets used every single day.

Now I'm thinking I'd like to make another, only this time with each square in a different, hand dyed, handspun yarn. I'm thinking bright jewel tones, and since I love spinning merino-tencel, each one will have the characteristic tencel sheen.

With that in mind, I dyed up a pound of merino-tencel top a few days ago. I divided it into 2-ounce bundles and hand-painted each one with a different combination of bright colors, with the idea that each one will make one square. I think five or six of them will work for this project. The others are duller than I have in mind for this project--not to worry, though, they'll get used in something else.

I've ordered another pound of merino-tencel, so stay tuned!


kmkat said...

omg, that is the awesome-est idea EVER! (Except for chocolate. Nothing is more awesome than chocolate.)(Except wine.)(And wine and chocolate together win the Awesome Olympics.)(But keep trying -- I think you are on a roll to unseat either chocolate or wine from the winner's podium)

(Can you tell I just read The Bloggess/Jen Lancaster mutual reviews? Any logic I ever possessed is gonegonegone>

Jean Baardsen said...

Absolutely beautiful yarns! I was hoping for another post about Peanut and Peanut's new friend. Please??

Steph B said...

Love the colors! This will be one awesome afghan....might even make the Noro version jealous. And I agree with Jean - more info on Peanut's friend, please?

Unknown said...

Play around with the duller colors before setting them aside, sometimes its the contrast that really makes things zing.

And what Jean and Steph said, more Peanut and her new friend.

Linda said...

oooohhhh, what beautiful colors! I would surely love me a bunch of those! Can't wait to see the end product.

Lulu said...

wow, so lovely