WARNING! June Knitting and Spinning Club Spoiler Photos below!
This week was spent dyeing yarns and fibers for July clubs, The Loopy Ewe and Carolina Homespun. More to do, still, but I'm getting there. Also made some progress on the white lace thingee, but no photos. Because it's white, and it looks pretty much the same as the last photo.
My friend Maureen also came to paint my living room. Yay! I'm so excited, and it's turning out really well. Three walls are a soft, warm light-tan color, and the third is a burnt-orange, adobe / southwest-ish sort of color.
Here's how it's looking:
This is the kitchen, looking across the wrap-around counter from the dining room (it's really all one big room). So, both kitchen walls are orange (that's Mo in pink, painting away).
This is the dining room and living room, which shows the other end of the orange wall in the kitchen over there in the left corner.
And the other corner of the living room, showing the soft tan versus the lighter ceiling (there's a bit more contrast in real life).
Wrap-around orange into the hallway (showing more progress ... Mo is painting as I'm photographing). The other big wall there, with the bookcase, will also be soft tan.
Next I'm planning to paint our bedroom, and then the family room. Then there will be small rooms left ~ bathrooms and closets, that I figure I can do myself (in all my free time ;-D ... after I finish tiling and mosaicing the master bathroom. Which will be back on top of the To Do list very, very soon).
Here is a photo of the yarn that went out last week for the June Knitting Club Shipment:
1,100 yards of Atropos, 100% silk laceweight, in a soft blend of pale yellow, pale gray and pale lavender. Really pale and icy, which I thought would be nice after the Siren Red from last month, and nice and cool-feeling for the hot days of summer.
I have extra of this yarn, to do something with ... probably a combination of selling to interested club members and giving some away, too.
And the spinning fiber, which will go out early this coming week:
80% merino / 20% cashmere in the same colors ~ pale yellow, pale gray and pale lavender. I was in a pale mood the week I dyed these, and was so pleased with the color on the silk that I decided to do the same on the fiber. It's wonderfully soft fiber.
I think I will have more of this fiber, too ... stay tuned.