Silk & Rayon

I have pictures of silk and rayon to show you today!  The silk is the results of the dyeing process I showed y’all in my last post.  The rayon is my painstakingly slow finishing work on the Giotto tank.  I’ve been knitting it forever, so I suppose it makes sense I would stretch out finishing it over multiple days.

This is the silk I solar dyed over the weekend.  It turned out beautifully and was an energy efficient process, too!

Peekab

This is a close up, to give you a little bit better idea of how the crackle looks.  I like the scattered dots with the coronas.  This silk has a very peaceful feeling to it — I’m very tempted to do some yardage and turn it into a duvet cover.

Peekab2

I’ve knit the straps for the Ophelia.

Straps

I stuck with the three rows called for in the pattern, but am thinking they might need to be a bit wider, which is why I’m dragging my feet on sewing up the side seams.

I’m also not totally sure I like this colorway knit up like this, and have been toying with the idea of overdyeing the entire tank once it is finished.  It may be that I started it in winter, thinking it would be great for spring.  Now, I’m dreaming of a more fallish colorway.

Almost_done

I’m hoping to finish it up in the next day or two, and be ready to model it in my newly less post-fourth baby enlarged svelte body over the weekend.

I’ve got new yarn for sale at Elliebelly today.  Please take a look!  Here’s a little sneak peak of one of the colorways.

Queen

 

3 thoughts on “Silk & Rayon

  1. The silk reminds me of Monet’s WaterLillies. It’s lovely. Good for you for getting svelte for the Ophelia top.
    Joanne

  2. The silk reminds me of Monet’s WaterLillies. It’s lovely. Good for you for getting svelte for the Ophelia top.
    Joanne

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