Progress….

 

 Rainbow Yarn from dyeing to finished…  Whatcha think??

Mauve colorway – The finished yarn…

 

I like to call this colorway Bloody Forest.  :-)  I don’t have spun-up pics of this yet, but they are coming soon…..

 

Ooooo…this is my silk… It’s going to be Sunshine Yellow…  I’m am dyeing it right now…  I can’t wait to see it when it’s done.  I am thinking a bright yellow handbag…  Hmmm……

Picture Post…Now with Words!!!

This is me and my dog.  He likes to wiggle behind me and stick his nose under my arm.  I think it helps keep it warm!  He makes a nice back rest, anyway! 

                    

The two above pics are of a mauve colorway I spun of from a roving I dyed.  It’s really pretty and I left it as a single, since I didn’t have too much of it.  (see pic of final yarn in newest post)

This is the Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool that I dyed using food coloring.  The colors are amazing!  I have about 200 yds of the purple/grn/teal and about 270 of the yellow/orange/raspberry… I don’t know what to do with them.  Any suggestions???

FOOD COLORING ROCKS!!!!

Okay, listen up kids….  Using Food Coloring to dye yarn is wickedly righteous.  I bought a skein of Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool to play with dyeing…  I am in the process, right NOW, of using food coloring on it.  I’m space dyeing it purple, blue and green… The color is unbelieveable!!  Really…  Just look…

Is that not gorgeous color??  I will post a pic of the finished product when it’s dry.  OOhhhh, I can’t wait!!  >rubbing hands together eagerly<

I am having way too much fun! >laughing<

A close call…

I went to Cloverhill on Saturday and bought some roving to dye with more kool aid…which I did.  (I’ll post pic’s when I have more time)  I did small batches.  This was a DUMB thing to do, since I ended up loving most of it and now want more of it…  Well, we all know what kind of chance I have of matching the colors from before….  What was that??  Something about a snowflake and hell…??  Yeah.  Anyway, I went back to Cloverhill on Sunday (the very next day) and most of the roving I had bought before was gone!!  Someone had come in and bought a ton of it.  All of the light brown (that I didn’t buy on Saturday, but wanted to on Sunday), a lot of the light natural that I had been dyeing… I was really glad I didn’t wait until next weekend (which I was considering) because it would have been all gone and I would be shit out of luck!  SO ANYWAY….  I have some more roving that I am gonna dye, prolly this weekend, but this time with some of it I’m gonna use food coloring (a suggestion by a fellow dyer).  I could get all sorts of cool colors with that!  I’m looking for a nice deep green and don’t really want to get into the whole acid dyeing thing yet. I will, eventually…  But right now I’m comfy with kool aid and food coloring.

Adventures with Kool Aid

I decided the other night to dye some of the natural roving I have with some Kool Aid I had on hand…  I used Grape, Tropical Punch and Orange.  The roving was thick and me, being a dumbass, didn’t separate it at all, so there ended up being big spots that didn’t make friends with the dye at all.  I was really bummed about that until I started spinning.  What I thought was going to end up a muddy-color mess turned out beautifully, in my opinion.  I only regret that I only did a little bit as a test.  Big Dumbass.  I didn’t take a pick of the roving, I meant to and totally forgot, but I did saved a tiny ball of the single.  I plied half of it with itself and the other half I plied with a cream mohair I had laying around.  I like the plain more, but the mohair is interesting, in it’s own right….  So, tell me what you think…

    

    

Have a safe and happy weekend!!!

The Joy of Spinning…

So, I got a spinning wheel, from Avery, for Yule.  I can’t even begin to explain how happy that makes me.  She’s an Ashford Traveller….as yet unfinished Silver Beech…  I haven’t stopped spinning long enough to stain her yet.  Yes, it’s a she, her name is Charlotte….after the grand web spinning spider.  I don’t want to post a picture of her until she’s all done, but I have a pic of the model to share….as well as a pic of my very first, usable, handspun yarn!!!

wheel      1st Yarn