Not long now til Wonderwool - less than two weeks. I have a few more commissions to dye, and whatever I can get done and drying by, say, Thursday, then the weekend to finish packing, listing and pricing.
This was a commission a friend asked me to do - the colours from a photograph of Cornish skies and sea:
She bought all of it straightaway, and there was enough interest that I shall dye a few more of it for Wales. I don't normally do pastels, but this one has come out rather well, especially on the silk/bfl blend.
The Arthurian colours are still coming out. This is Guinevere, and I love how different yet matching they seem when dyed on the same wool in different colours - in this case white and black Masham.
Same fibre, Flora.
I love the long colourway, too. I have moved away from the merino this year, though I still have a little, including superwash. But my stall this year will be much more based on British wool, and coloured British wool at that.
I'm hoping to be knitting a pair of socks in Copper on white Shetland while I'm there, to show people what it looks like, and I must remember to pack the (unworn) Dryad long pattern socks on oatmeal bfl that I knitted at Ganseyfest in October.
I must also plan the little workshop I'm teaching both days at Wonderwool, on handcarding.