..so that I can take some better pictures. Ok, maybe I do need a new camera - one that allows me to focus how I want to - but here's a rainy day picture anyway:
Which it's the plied yarn from the onionskin dyed singles. This shows the color pretty well, and at least you can see that it's pretty fine. Maybe when the sun comes out, I'll post a better picture of it, because I love it! Turned out to be about 450 yards, too, so socks aren't out of the question.
This is the beginning of the purply merino roving. I wish I had more of it than I do! It's turning out so nicely. I'm usually more of a greeny-bluey person, but this is cooooool!
And here's a pair of mittens that I finished just in time for it to get warm enough to not wear mittens:
Nancy Bush calls them Hilja's mittens in her Folk Knitting in Estonia, but I call them Super-virtuous mittens, because they're entirely from my stash AND I used up 3 of those tiny leftover balls that just don't seem big enough to finish anything. Which they weren't, of course: neither your monitor nor my lighting is wacky - they are two different colors. The one on the left is mostly Koigu that's been sitting around (the remnant of TWO pairs of socks) for several years, the other is something else entirely. I sort of like the contrast. And I think this is enough colorwork to last me long time.
Also, just for update's sake, the Frost Flowers and Leaves shawl is halfway edged, though I won't burden you with another shrivelled shawl picture. Suffice it to say that I've upgraded it to the status of "work," which means that it gets to supercede things that other people might think are more important, like, oh, research. I'm just trying desperately to get it done before it gets hot, and if that means I have to spend 6 hours on a miserable rainy day watching Pride and Prejudice (the BBC version, of course! I'll take Colin Firth over Keira Knightley any day.) and edging a shawl instead of schlepping to the library, so be it!