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February 20, 2010

Proof of Concept

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 7:57 am

So, by day I am an IT geek. At work, before we dive into a project or if someone comes up with a new idea of how to solve a problem, we perform what is called a “Proof of Concept” project. Basically, it’s a miniaturized project that proves whether or not the idea will work.

I’ve got some silk/cashmere on my wheel right now. I’m trying to spin a lace-weight yarn and was searching for a special pattern for it. I saw somewhere where someone had hand-painted their knitted item to dye it AFTER it was knit. So I got my new book Haapsalu Shawl last week and immediately fell in love with  the Lilac Leaf pattern 1 on page 83. My idea is to finish my spinning, knit a shawl up in this pattern, soak the shawl up real good and then paint the dye on the ridges of the leaves and let the dye leach where it may. 

I think a proof of concept project is in order this weekend. I’ll be sure to post pictures too.

I’ve got to do some blocking too. I lost one of my handspun, dyed and knit scarves to a bet with my hubby.  DANG-IT! He’s sending it to his sister who is ill.

OK. I’m off to get some stuff done …

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