Saturday, March 13, 2010

proof of progress

march 7
march 9
march 11
march 13
i'm especially pleased with that row of yellow. it's some yarn i bought last summer at the viking fair in roskilde. it's hand-dyed with natural plant dyes - gyldenris as it's called in danish (not sure what that is in english).  the colors are slightly less vibrant than this in real life. i've got the saturation dialed up a notch (or two) in my camera at the moment.

i should have bought the entire basket of this yarn dyed with natural plant dyes
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 a big congratulations to molly, my very first follower, and long lost sister in south africa. 
she just had a beautiful baby girl.

12 comments:

trinsch said...

love the colors! i must try knitting at some point...

you know, i believe you were my first follower :)

Char said...

there is a special color that natural dyes bring

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your achievement. Beautiful pictures, the basket is my favorite. Any news!!!!

Have a lovely saturday evening.

Your knitting-sister.

Megan said...

You're making me want to knit. I've never really knitted anything other than swatches, but I really really want to knit something. Maybe a scarf...just in time for the summer.

inna said...

oh, those colours of the yarn in the basket! they are lovely. and wow, you seem to have progressed a lot with knitting. your scarf looks great!:)

Delena said...

Beautiful colors and you are doing a nice job!

Anne said...

Congrats to Molly, and congrats to you! It's looking great!

I love that you have a category called "I can do stuff my grandma did."

mrs mediocrity said...

you are progressing nicely! i am in love with the colors. no matter what else I have learned to knit, I keep going back to scarves, they are just the perfect size and require the perfect concentration level (or lack of one) when I want to relax...and a girl can never have too many scarves, or if she does, she just gives them to all her friends for xmas...

Janni said...

That natural dyed yarn reminds me of my childhood . I did not go to daycare so i spend the days at my great aunts, who spun her own yarn and dyed it in the garden.

I would love to see that brass deer you mentioned on my blog - hope you get the house, the waiting must be agonising.

Kaye Turner said...

It sounds like the plant might be goldenrod, looking at the word you use? Either way, it's looking really great.
And congratulations on the new family addition :-)

Protege said...

I love your proof of progress as I am a big fan of progressive photography. I love the colours too;)
Have a lovely Sunday,
xo
Zuzana

Molly said...

My dear, thank you so much! Catching up on my blog reading (though not blog writing just yet), very much in the newborn haze ...
The scarf is beautiful!