Painting Day – Tourmaline

Testing colours.

It was very windy yesterday.  Not the best weather for painting I discovered.  The wind kept lifting the board; the Saran; the pins; and the shawl.  Once things were tamed with bricks and other weighty objects I could paint.

I really wanted to try using the natural yarn as one of the colours.  I tried.  I failed.  I just kept filling it in.  I did not like the natural for myself!  I need colour!

What I did do is stick with the Tourmaline colour palette.  Pinks and greens, I warmed up the colours and grayed them a little to make the colours richer and more fall like.  I used Rose Wine, Country Green, Mouse Grey and Golden Okra.

Button Lace Shawl

What I did do, and like, was work with a “lighter” hand.  I did not try to saturate the fibre with the dye.  That worked.  I set the dye and then pinned the shawl out last night.  It is gorgeous (or least, I thing it is gorgeous)!!  I can hardly wait to get it up off the floor.

The pattern for Button Lace is almost done, maybe later today, just one chart left – but it, of course, is fighting with me.  And like most fights in knitting, the problem was the operator – meaning me – making errors!

Happy Knitting

Lynette

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About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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