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This yarn started out as half a Travelling Rhino Club batt ("Burst of Sunshine"), a mystery Loop baby-cake batt, a chunk of undyed roving and a chunk of super shiny silver bamboo.

ingredients

My intention was the create a progression yarn based on the end of the Doctor Who episode Gridlock (when the motorway opens and everyone flies off into the dawn). But I don't have that episode on DVD and having checked online (after making the yarn) it appears my brain has combined that scene in Gridlock with the bit in the movie Equilibrium where Preston pulls the coating off the window and watches the sunrise. Hence the title "Gridlock Over New New Libria".

When knitted the yarn will progress from being mostly white with slivers of yellow and orange; down to being mostly yellow and orange with some red and some white; down to being mostly orange and red with some grey; and ending mostly grey and silver with bits of orange.


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on 2008-05-17 06:49 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] mephistopholina.livejournal.com
I never would have thought to combine those colors, but it is gorgeous! You have a great eye for yarns!

on 2008-05-18 07:39 pm (UTC)
ext_168748: (Steampunk)
Posted by [identity profile] phantoms-siren.livejournal.com
Thanks. I just got a great book about spinning art yarns and theres a great chapter about how nature ignores colour theory :p

on 2008-05-17 08:22 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] syntheticwhore.livejournal.com
You have some serious skills, lady. You must teach me. hehe. YOU MUST! I could only ever DREAM of making something even half as gorgeous.

on 2008-05-18 07:47 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] phantoms-siren.livejournal.com
awww thank you!

on 2008-05-21 03:38 pm (UTC)
my_daroga: Mucha's "Dance" (phangirls)
Posted by [personal profile] my_daroga
Wow, that's beautiful. I hadn't heard of progression yarns. That's really interesting. That must heavily impact what you eventually decide to do with it.

on 2008-05-21 10:47 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] phantoms-siren.livejournal.com
Yeah it does, if you have enough fiber to split it and spin two identical progression skeins you can make gloves or socks or other things that come in pairs. I guess you could spin enough for a sweater but I'd go insane about 1/3 of the way into it. mostly its cool for scarves, wraps and other big flat things.

on 2008-05-22 03:58 pm (UTC)
my_daroga: Mucha's "Dance" (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] my_daroga
I don't think I'd like a sweater that changed color in such a dramatic way from top to bottom; I definitely like the scarf or two mittens or the other ideas better.

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