For those of you who are craving yet another opportunity to sing along:
No? Here's a few things I've been working on this week, then:
1. My second go at a custom dyed sari silk scarf (iteration no. 1 was too yellow.) It turns out that as much as I love being all intuitive and free-wheeling about the process of dyeing, there comes a moment (which I hadn't entirely anticipated) where someone says, "can you make me one of these, about this wide, in those shades of green?" And then taking notes would have been a Good Thing To Do.
(Now it goes back on the drying rack, in the
vain vague hope that it will surrender its last bits of moisture into the fully saturated atmosphere in time for me to knit it up by Sunday morning.)
2. A bit of jewellery. I don't tend to "think" in gold nearly as much as silver - probably because it doesn't suit my own skin tone nearly as well. However, so many visitors to the Market have lamented its meagre presence in my collection that I finally applied myself to the task.
Turns out that my favorite blue-green hue (Peruvian blue opal, in this case) takes on a whole new depth and richness displayed on a gold backdrop. (This could send me off on a brand new tangent - aquamarine, lapis.... Blue and gold - imagine that! Funny the obvious things we can be blind to.)
Black and white also failed to disappoint. That's the great thing about moving out of my comfort zone - what starts as a chore turns into an exciting creative exercise.