It's been a crazy month of madness here. No, I'm not talking about the basketball tournament that most of the country seems to obsess over. Instead I'm talking about the amount of things I somehow managed to start and finish within the past 31 days. Anyone else feel like March went longer than normal? I'm not really complaining, but... I sure am glad it's April!
My Lucky Stripes socks didn't get complete within the month of March like I hoped, but it was a close finish - April 3rd to be exact. Somewhere along the line these socks just got boring. Which is sad because they really are gorgeous. As for the seam up the sides, well I don't mind it if it means not having to weave in a million ends. Overall they're a good fit and I am praying that they don't shrink in the wash.
There are several factors at play in the reason why my socks didn't get complete. One of those was my spinning wheel, which has been pretty busy lately! I managed to finish my 2 ply merino, which comes in at just under 200 yards. I'm actually surprised this spun up so well, as merino has never been an easy one for me.
Painting seems to be taking a back seat lately also, yet I still got around to finishing this one that has been on the easel for longer than it should have. Sticking with my current theme of knitted forms floating in water, this is probably the most elaborate of the series to date - including some ground plains and really pushing the space. I like this one a lot and the photo doesn't do it justice.
(PS if you haven't seen my art before, click the link at the top of the page, you will not be disappointed!)
Finally we have a new development in the discussion of dying from last week. I purchased some more bare yarn at my LYS and divided it up. I did one batch on Wednesday and had a fair amount of success, but not quite the way I wanted. So I went back to the sketchpad and figured out what each one needed. The end result is the above for skeins. The first two are pretty much perfect. The last two still need work. Hopefully I'll be making full skeins soon!
On the subject of dying and yarn and selling and knitting, if you are curious and want to follow all my knitty, bloggy, etsy things I created a new Instagram page specifically for my Etsy and Blog, so maybe you should go follow me?
I hope that April is fairing everyone well so far, the weather here is so darn gorgeous it's hard to be this busy!