FFF and Project Spectrum Easter Eggs
FFF - no, not Filati whatchamacallit type yarn - what I mean is Fickle Fingers Finished. Voila!
"Fickle fingers" because each finger on the edges of the scarf can't decide which colour it wants to be. I love this Zitron Ethno yarn that my secret pal gifted to me. The colours remind me of wax crayons. The pattern is from Interweave Knits (Winter 2005) but, if you ever decide to knit it, be warned that it actually takes three balls of the Ethno and not two as the pattern states.
Watch this space for photos of more finished objects in the next few days as I'm a gnat's whisker away from finishing the Noro jumper and the DB lacy scarf! In the meantime, here are my Project Spectrum Easter eggs dyed orange and yellow which are April's colours.
I'm really looking forward to being a granny, you know. Why? Because I just love playing - e.g. stuff like I did today - dyeing Easter eggs and it would be even better if I could have a little person or two having fun with me. My great niece and nephew live too far away to see them very often so I'd like my grandchildren to live nearer otherwise I'd just have to borrow them for a few days now and then, spoil them rotten and then give them back to their parents to face the consequences. Haha!
I couldn't be bothered with loads and loads of onion skins, etc, so was lazy and used food colouring (yellow and red mixed for the orange). Little bits of masking tape are stuck on to make the patterns and then the eggs are dipped one by one in a cup of water to which the colouring and a teaspoonful of white vinegar have been added. Once the eggs are dry, the masking tape is removed. They stlll need oiling to make them look shiny but I wanted to take photos before it got too dark.
Here's my new friend, Spike, admiring them.
Unlike the bears here, who do nothing more than compete with one another as to who can look the cutest, Spike is actually a grafter in that he does a job of work. His job title is doorstop. Sadly, Spike will not be laying claim to any of the eggs as they are being kept as one of the dishes for our buffet lunch with friends tomorrow. Sorry, Spike!
Whether you celebrate Easter or not, hope you're all having a great break.