Good morning! Here's the results of a weekend's knitting, fit in around soccer games and swimming events and other family activities. The photos are a little dark, because we are in a thick blanket of morning fog right now. My kids don't believe me when I tell them the sky will be blue and the sun will shine bright as soon as the fog burns off in half an hour. Flyingdales is a relaxing knit, one that can travel with me.
This is Blackwater Abbey Yarn, Bluestack. I remember the first time I knit with it I was nervous about this yarn - it seemed so "crispy". This time I am relaxed, because I know that it will soften with wash and wear. In fact, I wrote this when I made Halcyon Aran last February...
"At first I thought the yarn was rough, but now I am used to it, and it actually feels soft to me. Isn't it strange how we adjust to the fibers we are working with? I'm used to working it around the needles, turning it into cables, taking in all its lovely color variation, and I know I will miss it when the whole thing is done. That is, unless I get me some more...After blocking...it became much lighter and drapier. Photo left, an attempt to show how it softened and the fibers puffed up after blocking. I have had a terrible time capturing the color - it is really a much deeper green/brown/blue mix."
It was fun to visit these old posts - who knew at the time that I would keep knitting new projects with this wonderful yarn. I'm still having trouble capturing the color, though - this time a blue/grey/purple mix!