Duality Alpha 2

Duality Alpha 2

This is a custom Duality I finished a while back. It's a larger version of Duality Alpha in a charcoal gray 100% cotton. Since I shipped it out the day after finishing it, I feel a little more heartbroken over it. The dude who bought it really liked it though, so that's cool.

That's the tricky thing about working with recycled materials: you rarely get the same yarn (sweater) twice. Even if I do make another, it will likely never be exactly like this one. Good thing I took pictures.

Duality Alpha 2 WiP


Recycling Roundup

Lauren SilkPolo CottonJCrew Lamb's Wool

Things have slowed down on the recycling front. It's not that I don't want to or anything, I'm just running out of room to put all this yarn. Yes, that's a good thing, but so is pumping out hats and scarves which is what I've been more focused on lately. More stash-busting, less stash-fluffing.

Over the past few months I've been getting more selective in terms of fiber content. I'm phasing out synthetics and focusing on natural fibers. It's a little discouraging sometimes when I find great colors only to put them back down because of the acrylic content.

ESWS Lamb's Wool BlendESWS Shorts

One exception was this light gray cardigan which was given to me by my aunt. It's 80% Lamb's Wool and 20% Nylon. Sounds like good sock yarn, but what I like about it is the color. I brake for grays like this. The mid and dark grays are great too, but I like how these lighter ones brighten up an outfit while maintaining a sophisticated restraint.

I even kept the shorts (that's them in the 's' shape) which average about a yard or so in length. They might make for some snappy fringes, or pompoms or uh... kumihimo embellishments? I'm not sure what I'll do with these. Maybe something will come to me.