A bowl of yarn

Hey Everyone, welcome back to Colourful Friday.

It has been awhile since I posted anything about colour even though everything I do is colourful. I am at home visiting family in Saskatchewan so am not in my studio which makes it a bit of a challenge to do blog posts.

I did bring along some gorgeous yarn to knit up into something. The pattern with it is for a scarf/shawl thing but it is knit along the length of the scarf rather than the width and I am not sure I feel like casting on 250 stitches. Keeping track and keeping them loose enough is going to be a challenge. My stitch markers will definitely be put to use.

The three solid blue balls are cotton, the skein is silk and the ball is wool. It will be interesting to see how the three different fibres knit up together. The instructions say to knit a row with each type of yarn and then repeat until all the yarn is gone.

The silk piece is just gorgeous with it’s variations of colour.

Silk yarn in variegated colours

Variegated silk

I didn’t get to my mother-in-law’s house prior to going away to use her swift and ball winder so I had to improvise in the kitchen the other night. Definitely not as fast as the swift and ball winder method but I did make a very nice, dense ball with winding it by hand.

A swift made from chair backs

Homemade swift

So I thought oh I can just leave it out on the table as no cats to get into it. Forgot about my little 4 year old great niece who zeroed in on it as soon as she walked through the door. I had visions of it rolling and rolling and rolling….

A ball of wool

The ball of wool

Happy Quilting