Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spinner's End

"Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" written by J.K.Rowling, Chapter 2 "Spinner's End" pg 22, american edition.

I love watercolors and the translucency of the colors. It's why I love my original paintings way more than these digital scans because they never seem to convey the colors quite as accurately nor the way the light reflects off of them. Recently, I started delving into hand-dyeing my yarns. I'm really enjoying the process.

Here's an example of yarn I over-dyed with Kool-Aid. It started off a bright Teal blue color and I darkened it with yellows, blues, and purples.


Thursday, March 8, 2012


This is a quick sketch I drew on Sunday morning while watching the McLaughlin Group. I finally got around to inking it. I've been busy with commissions.


I finished making a very light shawl for myself. It's made out of lace merino. It's warm yet light and big considering I only had one skein of this particular yarn (about 405 yards). It's so lovely to wear ^^

I have one other shawl that I've made and it's aran acrylic. Heavy. Kind of hot. Not the greatest. I think I want to make myself one more shawl out of dk wool/merino and make it HUGE. The wingspans on both of these shawls is 60". I want something a bit larger to really wrap/snuggle up in for especially the winter. It gets a bit drafty at my drawing table.