Both are knitters who particularly use colours to enjoy themselves and to enhance life.
Their x-mas trees illustrate this beautifully 🙂
One friend always has seven peaks in her tree. And glass robots:
The tree of the other friend, The Random Knitter, has miniskeins in it, the Wolop Advent Calendar:
They both wanted a yarn that knits up a certain way: a basic colour with little bursts of multicolour. If you knit those multicolours purl wise you get something like this:
Yarn dyed by independent dyer Lemonade Shop yarn on etsy, colour Stormy Day.
Here are the results of our dyeing day, still wet:
And dry with better lighting:
They really knew what they were doing!
I’m going to just post the photos and let those do the talking.
I was just sitting there anyway, spinning and eating all the sweets and pastry. I’d brought some Bossche Bollen and I had two! At one time I needed a little lie down (possible bol-related) and the lovely old genteman cat Guus spotted the opportunity immediately.
Colour, knitters, pastries and cat cuddles? Perfect day.
And a hike in the woods yesterday, wearing my red Bleuet dress and Wolop Advent shawl. This too was with a knitter and there was beautiful sunlight and we did knitting and pastry afterwards 🙂