I was sitting in the living room this morning watching the Cooking Channel when I heard the mail man drop mail in my box. I figured for sure I would be getting bills and such, as usual. But, when I went out on the front porch to get the mail, I saw that I received my Fall edition of Spin Off Magazine! I have been waiting for this to arrive. I love the fall and winter editions of this magazine!
The feature is an introduction to natural dyes. They actually dye wool with red cabbage! I have been wanting to dye my own wool for a while now. I tried this once before (you can see here and here) but it did not work out that well. I needed a mordant and did not realize that at the time, ha! So I basically went into it blissful and blind. But, now I have detailed instructions and I can't wait to start!
I also finished up a little something that is part of my secret project that I will reveal in October. I am exited about it and can't wait to share what I have been up to! Here is a little sneak peek at what I finished today.
After I finished that little project up I started knitting like a mad woman on a cowl that I have been wanting to knit for a while. This is my present to myself to wear on the honeymoon in Victoria. I knitted for about 5 hours solid, straight through 500 Days of Summer, Bride Wars, and Sex and the City. Do you gage your time knitting or spinning by how many movies you watch? I sure do! So, I guess that adds up to almost 6 hours of marathon knitting! I'm going to end up with arthritis at this rate but that can be treated with medication and occupational therapy.
Here it is! My Cowl neck. I love it!
I just knitted on size 13 circular needles. Casted on 70 stitches and knitted until I ran out of yarn. I absolutely love this yarn, the colors are wonderful. I spun it while on vacation in Ruidoso. There is nothing better than making something all on your own, from scratch! I can't wait to wear it. I wish it would cool off here in Texas darn it!