Did you link up your yarn on Judy’s blog here. There’s only 4 or 5 photos showing us what yarns you’re using and I’m sure there were quite a few more people who said they were going to play with us on this project.
There’s also a link for suggestions or comments now that we’ve started. Check the prior links in the sidebars of either of our blogs for more information.
It’s hard to believe I was a bit confused when making that first feather — that seems a distant memory and Dreambird is so fun to make. I like how the feathers seem to split colors like it was planned that way - most actually have three colors in them and as you can see in the photo, after the 4th feather from the right (blue/brown) the colors are repeating but they seem to have shifted a half feather to the left. The goldy colors in the left of the first feather are now on the right of the 5th feather and the right side of the 2nd feather is the left of the 5th feather — creating even more color combinations. It’s so fun to get to that next feather to see what color it will end up.
I, of course, need another new project on the needles (like I need a hole in the head!) but some times I don’t feel like following a row by row count and marking things off — a project easily memorized that I don’t have to refer to the pattern much on. The yarn in the picture is some dark, gorgeous hand spun bamboo yarn I bought. The colors are rich and it has a great sheen and also feels weighty. That ball feels heavier than I cold have expected (and it does NOT like being wound into a cake since it’s sort of slippery) It is not a stretchy yarn and I started a cowl with it but the stitch pattern was not looking right with this type of yarn so I went looking again. I originally had set this aside to do the Cloisonné but using the bamboo with a more wooly yarn around it – the wool seemed to disappear and not stand out as it’s supposed to in that pattern. So I think I’ve now found a pattern I’ll be happy with. Luminous Scarf - I’ve been wanting to do something with beads ever since I got some in a kit for something else and the gold beads will look great with this yarn. I like the way they seem to be scattered randomly. This yarn should be perfect for that scarf pattern.
More coffee, breakfast, and then back to my sewing mess to cut more pieces for my Ziggity quilt.