Many of you have asked why I started dying yarn. For those of you who know me well, you know that I am constantly in search of more balance in my life. It has been something I have been working on for about the past seven or eight years....yup...you guessed it.....right after I had my first kiddo. Dying yarn gives me the opportunity to take the pictures in my mind and make them tangible. Each colorway has a story - whether it be a mood, person or place. This really fills up my creative bucket. Now...I know what you are thinking....doesn't knitting do that?? NOPE....knitting is actually my way of being able to sit still while still being productive. If I didn't knit.....I don't think I would EVER sit down. There isn't much balance in that is there!
I feel like I'm starting to come out of my knitting funk. I've made some nice progress on my Throwover and still have my Akemi shawl going. I'm hoping to finish up both projects by Thanksgiving and then cast on something NEW! I have been staring at all of the Nightshades and Daylights and think I'm going to make something with that. I'm also in love with Andrea Mowry's new Honey Moss Shawl. It's a worsted weight shawl that has lace and honeycomb patterns. Our shipment of Farmer's Daughter should be here tomorrow which has a restock of Squish Worsted, so I may use that. I'm also considering Rios and WoolRx :-)