I am joining up with Ginny at Small Things again this week. Yarn, projects and books.
"~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~" Ginny
I bartered with a friend who also loves hand-dyed yarn and here are the results:
OUT OF THE DYE BATH:
|Merino fingering weight wool. This one is called "Purple Rain"|
|This one is named after my dear friend Kerri's BEAUTIFUL Americana Rooster and it is called "Tail Feathers"|
|just a cute shot of my sweetie pie helper|
|2 skeins of Purple Rain 560 yards each|
|left: Purple Rain/right:Tail Feathers|
|Tail Feathers drying on the porch|
ON THE NIGHT STAND:
I've been reading a LOT lately:
~ 3 books on raising sheep (you can see the post about new "ladies" here)
~3 Knitting books: The Yarn Girls' Guide To Kid Knits by Julie Carles and Jordana Jacobs, Knitting For Baby by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas, and Knit Baby Head & Toes! by Steege
~A foodie book: Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger by Nigel Slater and it is delightful!,
~2 James Patterson books (quick summer reads) 11th Hour (loved it) and Kill Me If You Can (loved it!)
~The first 2 knitting mysteries in one volume Knit One, Kill Two and Needled to Death (recipes and patterns included) by Maggie Sefton
~ and finally The Duggars 20 and Counting by Jim Bob Duggar
ON THE NEEDLES:
The yarn is a soft REALLY THICK wool. The pattern is from the book The Yarn Girls' Guide To Kid Knitting and the pattern is called "Master of Her Own Domain".
I tried to get a good shot of the colors but they may not show up in the pictures. The colors are purple with blue and pink and turquoise and others intertwined. I totally love the colors...the thickness, not so much.
So, what are you yarning or reading this week? Link up with Ginny at Small Things so we can all take a gander ;)