Tuesday, February 03, 2009
upon closer inspection
The great big sweater skein wound! Last week Rebecca brought her suitably supersized (and aesthetically pleasing) swift and ballwinder to SnB for me. It made a spectacle, set up as we are in the window area of a downtown sandwich shop. Once the wool bits stopped flying, I had four very nice large cakes , the table had a fuzz covering and one knitter (blogless Irish Ann) had a sneezing fit. All in a night's work, right?
Turns out my theory of the sweater skein, that it would be almost monochrome, was waaay off. The colors shift from a deep rich red, through dusky dark raspberry , to dull rosy shades, and one of the cakes has apricot undertones. Does it sound like a wine tasting? Maybe. I don't think I'll need all this yarn, the apricot-ist one may be left out or end up on the ends of the sleeves. Francis is coming along nicely. If not solidly.