They say presentation is everything and this proves the point.
A week or so ago, feeling somewhat over-confident after a spree of successful hand-dyes, I attempted a very colourful scheme on a skein of Bluefaced Leicester laceweight. I thought brown, pink and apple green would sit nicely together, and they did — on the dyeing table. However, when the skein came out of the steamer my heart sank. It looked like burnt under-ripe rhubarb. I let it fester for a few days and then took this photograph.
It’s more photogenic than me! So I re-skeined all 800 metres of it and now it’s a very respectable piece of hand-painted laceweight, no?
Now, if I could work a similar makeover on myself I might just get a job.
Looking out my window (as I do a lot) I’m intrigued by this combination of red and green. I’ve no idea what the shrub is, although I should, but it looks dreamy, like it’s getting ready for hibernation:
I know this is Copper Beech:
There’s a skein of sock yarn just waiting to be turned into a burgundy/green mix ….