I need a creative day. One of those messy, carefree, just for fun days. So, I'm up early, mixing dyes and soaking yarn.
I'm always at my best when I'm playing. And, it seems like a good day for working with a gray I have been wanting to capture on yarn. Old jeans and a big apron are the attire of the day and I'm listening to the Hamilton Soundtrack. If you haven't, you really should. The music is catchy and the lyrics are clever. If you're anything like me, you'll find yourself inextricably drawn to rediscovering the history of the revolutionary era, reading biographies and thoroughly enjoying yourself. But I digress, back to knitting.
In addition to Elliebelly BFL Constant, which is the undyed yarn soaking above, I'm planning on dyeing some Rainey DK. Rainey is a yarn I started working with this summer as part of my ongoing search for the perfect linen blend. Rainey, which is a blend of linen, silk, and alpaca comes in both a fingering and a dk weight, and is a new favorite. You can read about a test knit project with Rainey here.
I also need to get labels on a bit of yarn I dyed last weekend. (If you look closely, you can see I was listening to Hamilton last weekend, too). If you haven't noticed the sign up box at the top of the right hand column on this page, I'm gearing up to reopen Elliebelly in January. More on that later, but for now, I'm working on dyeing and implementing some long planned changes on the Elliebelly Website. I hope you'll stay in touch and look forward to Elliebelly coming back as much as I am!