Some projects are worked in phases. For example many sweaters are knit in pieces - back, front, sleeves. Once the pieces are done they are assembled to create the finished garment. It's kind of nice to work on a project this way - it's not as overwhelming. You work on smaller, manageable pieces, and in the end you have a whole sweater.
Creating the Dirty Water DyeWorks website has been like working on a sweater. It's been worked piece by piece, and each piece has been added to the website. Yesterday the last piece was completed. The garment is finished.
Paula is now available on the website. This yarn is 100% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester, 100g / 410yd. Paula has a wonderful luster that produces rich, vibrant colorways. Stay tuned. There are more yarn lines coming, and they will be added over the next couple of months.
In case you're wondering the yarn lines are all named for women in my family. I started with four yarn lines named for my grandmother and her three sisters. Paula was my grandmother. Great-Aunt Bertha taught me how to knit when I was a young girl. Great-Aunts Lucia and Julia rounded out the first four lines. All four women were strong, independent and creative in their own way. Lillian, another great-aunt, was recently added to the mix.
To celebrate the completion of the website I'm running a contest. Leave a comment and share what's on your needles. It's always interesting to find out what others are working on. The winner, chosen at random, will select a skein of Dirty Water DyeWorks yarn. The contest will close on Friday, December 17.
My color inspiration for this week reminds me of twisted strands of yarn.