I've always loved coloring Easter eggs, no matter how, it was fun. This year, my mom sent me some Easter egg colors again. I bought white eggs to get real nice colors, but it was not to be. They didn't exactly turn out the way I wanted them.
I put in four brown eggs with the whites, and one of the browns turned into this pretty little red egg. The purple didn't take well, and neither did the blue color. Oh well. The funny thing though was, that most of them if not all, are colored underneath the shell as well. I don't like eating food coloring, avoid it if I can. Anyway, it would not be Easter without colored eggs, even if we don't really celebrate Easter anymore.
I've used the purple and red color to over dye some experiment gone wrong from last year. It's not perfect, but much better. The yarn is Zitron Flame I bought a few skeins undyed.
Today instead of showing hand spun yarn, I'm showing you my latest FO. It's the No-sew blanket by Janice Kang, found in the latest Knitty Spring/Summer 2011. There is a KAL for it going on in the FatCatKnits ravelry group. I said I wouldn't join any more KAL's this year, but that was meant more or less for Mystery KAL's. I needed a break from lace knitting, and this little Blankie fit the bill. Besides, there's also some fiber to win, which was a great motivation for me. I've got so much hand spun yarn, from the very first moment I started spinning until now. I wanted to stash bust a little. Here I've used fiber dyed by different dyers like FatCatKnits, Spinning Awesome Good, Electric Sheep, Spunky Eclectic as far as I can remember.
Only two yarns used are soft and even spun, the rest was rather over twisted, but I could still work with it. This should normally be a Baby blanket, but there are no Babies in sight right now. So I've decided to use it to cover my desk chair (not pictured). That's also the reason why I didn't bother with the I-cord surrounding the blanket. If I were to knit this again, I would use soft yarn in one colorway (can still be colorful though), wound into a big ball, because I had to weave in a million ends as it was. The construction is a no-sew one, very clever, the pattern is very well written, and easy to follow.
pattern: Evelyn's No-sew Blankie by Janice Kang
yarn: my own hand spun yarn, various fibers, and colorways
needles: 5.5mm circs
size: 24" x 20"
I steamed it flat, and the yarn relaxed somewhat.
Maggie continues to do well. She's bursting with energy, wanting to play, but she'll have to wait another few days. All your well wishes must have worked. :o)
We wish you all a wonderful long Spring weekend. Ours will be a bit wet, I'm afraid, and cool.