Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Warp in Progress

The skeins for the solid color layer in the upcoming Water Series scarves are wound (actually have been for several days) and ready to be dyed later today. The dye will be a mixture of Lanaset royal and turquoise, for a sea-blue hue.

And the measured warp for the layer that will be painted is wound and secured with waste yarn in figure-eight ties at intervals. I'll mix the dye concentrates tomorrow and do the painting the next day, if there are no interruptions or distractions.

However, we have a new kitten in the house, so the primary distraction is small, furry, and cute as anything... She has no name yet, but Wiggles is a strong contender. Because she came from the humane society, she has inevitable and communicable ailments like respiratory infection (similar to a human cold) and an intestinal bug (giardia), is on medications and in quarantine for a week before being introduced to our adult cat. He's consumed by curiosity - he knows she's there in the spare bathroom, but he doesn't know who she is or why she's there and so he spends a lot of time murmuring to her under the door. It'll be interesting to observe the interactions when he finally meets her in person.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Gah! I can't believe you posted this and DIDN'T include a PICTURE!

Hopefully, you will amend this oversight in subsequent posts. ;-)