*yarning along with Ginny today*
I needed something soothing. Big yarn. No fiddly bits. Two needles, preferably straight. The Noro Striped scarf fit the bill. I found a ball of Noro silk garden and half a skein of melon-colored Cascade 220 cozying up together in a bowl. The colors looked great together--pinks, greens, and purples. So I tucked the supplies in my bag yesterday and got to work. The emerging stripes make me so happy. This will be a great project to have in my basket for times when I need to relax.
The book, well, I just can't get enough knitting these days so I picked up At Knit's End from the library. It's a quick read and mildly entertaining. My brain wanted a vacation, so I gave in. I also just finished Gathering Blue, a young adult novel that has some wonderful descriptions of using plants to dye thread. It reminded me of Margie's art. I'd love to try out natural dyeing on fabric or yarn sometime. Have any of you tried it? What was it like?
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I also wanted to mention the Knit for Japan project that Ginny has going on. She's collecting knitted AND crocheted hats (don't be fooled by the name of the project) to send to people living in areas of Japan where the tsunami hit. I do hope you'll consider making a hat to show your support. She's hoping to collect 400 hats by August. Head on over to her blog for more information.