3.5.11

Shades of Gray

I picked up the most amazing herringbone wool skirt at the thrift shop last week.  Soft, subtle shades of gray in a wee herringbone weave.... it's to become a pair of pants for Luke this fall.  Of course the pants will need a handsome gray cabled sweater to match.  


Dyeing gray yarn to match is not as easy as it seems, though.  My charcoal dye tends to result in a soft smokey blue tint and when painted over natural cream wool, revealing a hint of green undertone. Not suitable for my cabled sweater, but wait... the yarn's a perfect match for my layette sketches I drew a few weeks ago!!!!   A modern bib, bonnet, and booties in a classic stormy gray.  I LOVE when everything works out, even in a round about way.  

7 comments:

  1. Please visit Ginny over at Small Things for her weekly yarn along!
    http://www.gsheller.com/2011/05/yarn-along.html

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  2. don't you just love thrift stores? they make my day:)

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  3. Thrift stores are a part of our weekly routine:) hehe

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  4. We also visit thrift stores as often as possible and only buy new when we have exhausted our search or to support a small handwork business.
    Love the bib design.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

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  5. Tonya, I can't remember the last time we bought something new! Besides the hunt is half the fun;)

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  6. i love this yarn, so natural. you have a beautiful blog!
    much love, d.

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  7. Isn't great when a plan comes together?!

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