I'd like to go off topic a little this morning and just say that my prayers and thoughts are with those affected by yesterday's bombings in London. I don't understand why terrorists believe killing people is the best way to get their message across. I seriously doubt that yesterday's events caused an increase in the numbers of people trying to join Al Qaida. Why does this further their cause? Yes, they killed some of the "enemy" (if people going about their daily routines can be called the enemy), but the thing they mostly succeeded at was bringing together the country. Britain is and will be united in its grief in the aftermath of these killings. On this side of the pond, we feel a kinship and unity with all of those in the UK and as everyone knows, unity makes a group stronger, not weaker. So my question to terrorists is, doesn't this kind of murdering cowardice make your position weaker while strengthening the position of your enemy? Why do you believe that we will bow to your demands? I'm pretty sure that Pink Lemon Twist is not a must read of Al Qaida and I don't expect answers to my questions, but they are questions that I ask every time something like this happens.
Yesterday I went to the LYS and had a little fun. I picked up a ball of some kid mohair and merino laceweight in ivory. As you can see, I skeined the yarn and here is a before picture. This is about 225 yards of yarn here. Then I took a pot of water and vinegar, added some Wilton's food coloring paste (Delphinium Blue and a little Royal Blue), tossed in the skein and heated the thing for an hour or so. A washing, spinning, and drip dry later, here's what I have. In real life, the blue is a little darker, closer to an Ultramarine Blue color. Stay tuned next week to see what I make with it.