It's unbelievable. Yestarday we were at 70 degrees and sunny. Of course, it was windy, but this is Wyoming. Such is expected. This morning it was raining at 0530, and by 0730 when I actually decided to drag my butt from the bed it was snowing. Gotta love it. Thank God Bob walked the dogs while I was showering and trying to ignore the weather. On a good note, it is knitting weather...
So, I finished the North Seas Shawl and got it all Blocked out Thursday night. It's the black one in the pictures. Then yesterday I finally got the gumption to block the shawl I had made for my friend that I was considering over dying due to the variance in skein color. I understand that Malabrigo is hand kettle dyed, but this is more than variance in color absorption and pooling, these are different shades entirely. But, oh well. It's done and over dying scares the bejeezus out of me. I'd be really upset if I ended up with a gray mass that hid the stitches beauty so I'm running with it. Yes, before you guys ask, I checked the dye lot numbers, they're all the same. Needless to say, I think for multiple skein projects, I won't be buying malabrigo again. At least not multi-ply skeins that it's hard to see differences due to their own shadowing.Sorry, this morning's snowy light isn't the best for photographing.
And last but not least... I got this months hat quota done! I'm sure they'll get extras for April since I finished the last of them up last night. As you can see, I have had some variance due mainly to the different types of yarn, but I figured there are different sized babies out there. The smaller ones are ribbed so they will stretch quite nicely. Maybe they'll help combat flat baby head syndrome? Who knows.
Oh, and one more thing, the last picture is the lace ribbon scarf I started last night. Has anyone used the Berocco Origami yarn? Does it soften with blocking? The colors are just what I wanted (I'll get a better picture I promise) but the thing is stiff and kind of harsh.
May you all have a fantastic Sunday,