But first things first. I had intended to send my sister an e-mail, but I think it should be a more public announcement (no, not that. Not that either): despite the lack of blogging about it, and the lack of pictures, I have started the Bath Mat. I know, you're dying of excitement. But I have to say, I am pretty pleased with how it is coming out. I decided early on that I wanted to do a striped mat, and since one of the yarns Sarah picked is variegated, the stripes needed to be wide. I remembered a discussion about a number sequence (Fibonacci) from an old listserv I was on (Aranknit) and did some calculating (unusual for me) and am now several inches in. It's oddly compelling, for garter stitch. So, Sarah, you will be getting a mathematically and aesthetically pleasing bath mat in the not-to-distant future.
And now for the yarn love:
I dyed these two skeins this weekend. I'm head-over-heels in love with the colors.
They have shades of the grayish color in common, so my plan (for now) is to measure out a long enough warp for two scarves and paint it with that color. Then (someday) I will weave these up into scarves, which I may or may not be able to part with. As much of that 10/2 cotton I have, I think everyone in my life will be getting some hand dyed, hand woven something or other.