As we are going away tomorrow to Apollo Bay (aka one of my favourite places in the world!), I have been sorting out some light holiday reading to take with me.
I have just started Wild Horses by Linda Byler, which is part one of an Amish fiction series. I do love Amish fiction so looking forward to a new series.
I also have The Christmas Cat and The Christmas Pony by Melody Carlson. I put these on hold with my library in November and I guess they were very popular over Christmas as I have only just got them! Not sure if that will be enough though - may have to slip in some more as I would hate to be caught with no book to read!
I also have to organise knitting to take away. I'm sure we have all had that terrible moment when you realise you have not brought a stitch holder or some other essential item, or the second ball of yarn, and cannot keep knitting! Horrors!
This is how the second Ode To Doris is coming along.
I am quite liking the way the colours are appearing, particularly in the stocking stitch section.
And I have just cast on (for in the car knitting) for an Amy Pinafore. I am using my hand dyed pink/purple for the ruffles and bodice and my hand dyed tonal pink for the main body.
I would love your quick opinion too, if would care to comment. I've been planning some dyeing themes (British royal family, The Sound of Music, Audrey Hepburn movies for starters) and now am planning bases for dyeing. If you were buying hand-dyed yarn, what would be the base you would be most likely to purchase?
I have these bases to choose from:
- Fine merino sock yarn 4 ply - 75% superfine merino, 25% nylon, machine washable
- Fine merino 8 ply - 100% wool, hand washable
- Pure wool 4, 8 and 10 ply - 100% fine micron wool, machine washable
- Pure wool 8 ply - 100% wool, hand washable, feltable
- Alpaca 8 ply - 100% alpaca, hand washable
Also, open to any ideas for themes.
Next week I hope to begin dyeing in earnest, so fingers crossed, there may be some photos to show next Wednesday!