Okay, so, the mawata I've been dyeing red appears to finally be holding the dye (it took some rinsing) and is now drying. I'm going to use it for the Phoenix/Firebird prompt, along with some seed beads I think.
I thought I'd let it get overheated, and lost the lustre, but it's still shiny.
I have some mawata that suit this prompt, I think:
Knitting it up to my own "pattern": 102 stitches cast on, with a stitch marker every 17 stitches; alternate between knit and purl, then, after every inch knitted, switch to alternating between purl and knit.