My mother found some local wool for me from a new source.
Seems that it would be perfect for a project suggested by a friend (thanks Sherry!).
The idea is to "knit a stripe in colors to match the sky" every day for a year. (Leafcutter Designs)
I'm going to tweak the idea a bit by spinning yarn that is a mix of the colors I see in the sky at some point during the first hour after dawn. It just seemed more meaningful to me to choose a time of day. That and on any given day we can have everything! Started this on Monday so I'm at day three.
I did start with one stripe of hand spun that someone else did, but I'm going to try to do the rest myself with local wool.
Arranged in a nine patch for Jude.
For the last three days I've collected three eggs. All the chickens are laying now. The ones to the left are from Chattanooga and should be blue/green. Not quite yet.
Does anyone know if Ameraucana chicken eggs become more blue as the chickens get older?
The other thing that is fun about this is the difference in size. Chattanooga has been laying for about a week and her eggs are tiny. Rosemary has been laying for a month. Her eggs started out small too but are already getting larger. They are in the middle. Jitterbugs eggs are on the far right. She is two years old.
One more nine patch. Blackberries arranged on top of wool dyed with elderberry leaves.
I rolled it up and tossed it back in the dye bath with the elderberry leaves.