I'm finding various online "design your own figure"-type sites and trying to design figures that look as close to me as possible for a self-portrait collage project. This is surprisingly tricky when one (a) wears glasses, which aren't always offered, and (b) normally has blonde/brown hair and currently dyes it vaguely-reddish/blonde. What hair color to pick?
First up, "Dark Rainbow", i.e. Motley Chaos #2: Honestly, it's not my favorite ever. Just kinda dark and strange in the execution. Oh well, sigh.
Next up: more rainbow alpaca out of the same stuff I made the shrug in. This time I stuck to making each color "straight" and in separate balls. I think I will make a stripey vest out of them or something. Next up is the green roving I got at the mandala booth. Note: the actual color looks more like the spindle than the photo of the yarn. Could not fix the tint on this, somehow. But it is lovely. Not sure what I'll do with it. Maybe add it to the alpaca vest? And finally, Motley Chaos #3 in progress, Rainbow Sherbert: This is my favorite one of the series. The colors all look great (not to mention yummy) together.
Birthday present progress: absoeffinglutely none whatsoever. I cannot get Mom to look at her e-mail so she will pick out a shawl pattern, and even though I am seeing a lot of her lately because April and May are Family Event Months (I'm seeing her for five weekends in a row, oy), somehow we never have time to sit her ass down in front of a computer and PICK SOMETHING. As for the dual birthday girls on the 21st, one of them has a present done and the other one I am totally stumped as to what to do for her. Last year's gift for her was so perfect I can't think of a way to live up to it.
Making yarn progress: it's going well. Series 2 of Motley Chaos, which I am calling "Dark Rainbow", will eventually get photos online because I have a ton of Photoshopping to do and no time in which to do it (see above). I've made 900+ yards of it and I'm still not done making/plying yet.
I also found MORE alpaca roving of the stuff I used to make this. Three boxes this time. Two boxes made 500 yards of yarn, so I'm estimating I could get 750 or so out of it now. I am trying to figure out what to do with it. I kind of want to spin each color separately this time and make tiny balls of only red, only yellow, etc. and then do one giant ball of mixed with the leftover plys...but uh, what the hell would I do with that? NO idea there. Also makes me have less yarn if I have to keep tying it together.