I really should have titled this post something different. "Photo Friday" implies there will be at least one decent photo.
My Noro Cowl, knit with Malabrigo Rios is blocking. Blocking in bad lighting in a Very disorganized house.
We are still doing some remodeling/renovations/'sprucing up' to our house. At the moment, we are (1) painting and (2) tearing up the carpet and replacing it with wood flooring. 85% of our belongings are shoved up against one wall in one room and the other 15% of our belongings are, for reasons unknown, sitting on the dining room table. And as these things go, my husband is doing the remodeling/renovations/sprucing up himself and every time he gets out a tool or opens a bucket of paint, he gets a call to go do a paying job... and off he goes. We've been living this way for so long now, I'm starting to not even notice the chaos I call home.
But what does that have to do with bad photography? Well, first, the natural light in my dining room is nonexistent, except for about twenty minutes in the afternoon when the sun shines a direct and blinding beam in through the french doors. And then there's the fact that it took me almost a full day to dig out the blocking mats and then the blocking pins from the 85% pile. By the time I had the Noro Cowl laid out on the pads, the light was gone. And of course, several of the bulbs in our dining room chandelier have suddenly burned out making the light even dimmer. There's no telling where the replacement bulbs are.... And there you have it. Bad photos for Photo Friday.
But bad photos or not, I'm in love with my Noro Cowl. Or I will be once it's dried and sewn into place. I'm fascinated how the Malibrigo yarn pooled and how one end is mostly yellow while the other is more red. And that line you can see in the first photo that looks like the end of one skein butting up against a new skein of a different dye lot... isn't. The two skeins of yarn meet up in a completely different, and unnoticeable place. That line is simply the magic of pooling.
Now, if it would just cool off enough to even consider wearing it.