Wild Faerie Caps. Aren't the colours fantastic!!! And (you can't really tell in the picture but ) the colours really match the shawl the girl is wearing on the cover of my current read.
Speaking of which, the book is Tattycoram by Audrey Thomas. Really good so far. I had to give up on the book from last week...I had such high hopes for it but I kept having to reread sentences over and over and it was hard to keep straight. It is going back to the library unread. (Arthur Conan Doyle is a character in the book, he is a doctor, but there is also a detective in the book...hence the confusion. I keep thinking of Arthur Conan Doyle as Sherlock Holmes...my own fault, not the author's, but still...it was frustrating.)
In other news, my Mother's Day present arrived today...so of course I opened it! A full pound of white undyed roving. So I get to spin, AND dye, AND knit. How cool is that!
And (totally not my style) I did a test BEFORE using up my brand new roving. Yep...I have finally learned to do a test run:
Blue and Green Easter egg dye
Yellow and Orange Easter egg dye
And I learned that next time, I should separate the colours because moving it in and out of the microwave made the colours mingle too much...oh, the instructions are over here at Would you like yarn with that?.
I ended up with this:
The two colours still show up, but they are pretty blended. Maybe I need to pick colours that are farther apart, or maybe break the yarn up into separate containers. Anyways...I will try this again, because I think they came out pretty. I am particularly fond of the orange (even though I should have followed my instinct and not poured in the yellow...it would have been much more creamsickle as orange and white...I will do that next time)
Joining up with Ginny at small things for yarn along tomorrow, because as usual I am writing this up on Tuesday night!