I asked a good friend this week what sort of yarn she would like for her belated birthday gift, and she was quite clear that it was to be Red. It seemed as good a time as any to start revisiting some of the more popular colourways, therefore this week is devoted to one of my favorite photo inspirations, the dancing moss:
There is just so much primal energy and joy in those little sporophytes - the world of moss never fails to delight and astonish me.
Once again, I strove to capture their pure, translucent reds, lit from within by the warm spring sun.
Luminous lace (baby alpaca / merino):
(I included an un-reskeined shot to give you a better idea of the colour progressions) and the other group of skeins are more of a deep semi-solid red:
Truthfully, I was disappointed and even despondent when I saw the initial outcome of these skeins, thinking I had spoilt them with too much brown. But I persevered with overdyeing and the end result is a rich red wine with subtle base notes of mahogany and a lingering finish of sunshine. (In other words, quite satisfactory!)
No socks this week, due to a little learning experience about the vagaries of the wholesale supply chain, however, all is now sorted and there will be lots next week. I've collected some very cool sock-worthy photo subjects in the meantime.