So, I got a ton of roving and the book, Color In Spinning, from Forestheart Studio near Frederick, a little over a week ago. It’s been dyed and drum carded, but it is still a little on the rough side with some VM in it… It’s scratchy and fun. I tried spinning it as is, but decided that I really needed to card it again. So, I went out and bought a set of hand carders. Boy, that is FUN!!! I am mixing colors and carding rolags and spinning like mad!! I made two singles, each of about 6 different colors…then I plied them together to make this yarn… It’s really pretty, and really scratchy…. I’m thinking it’s a small bag or desktop basket or something that doesn’t really touch skin!! LOL It’s a good, steady worsted weight…. A nice 10 WPI… The yardage isn’t great…only about 73 yards… I’m thinking that I will spin a complementary yarn for it… Maybe something with more yellows and greens….. Hmmm……
Avery wants me to name it “Catch of the Day” because it reminds him of a tropical ocean… But it reminds me of a Monet painting…one of his water lily paintings…. What do you all think?? “Monet in a Blender” or “Catch of the Day”?? Or something else entirely… What say you???
I also had a little bit of one single left over and decided to play with Navajo Plying… That is a wild and wicked method!! I love it. It will be perfect for the next single I am spinning, because I made each rolag with the same base colors, and then added more of one of the colors to make that color dominate…So there is a bit of striping going on in the single… I want to use the Navajo Plying Technique (NPT) to keep those stripes true. Problem is, I need to spin a butt-load of the single… NPT takes 3 times as much single, because it makes the single into a 3 ply yarn… Bloody hell.
I’m also working on a felted bag from Noni Bags….
I am not putting the flowers on the front of it, tho. It’s a wonderful Tiffany blue. I am going to put little belt loops at the top and then make a black felted belt for it with a “bow”…black handles…a magnet closure, lining and little feet… Can’t wait until it’s done!! AND, I want to make one just like the one on the pattern (yes, I actually want to USE a pattern, Chris)…I love the subtle stripes charcoal and black with the huge red flower… I love this pattern. I love the shape of the bag… It’s wonderful!!
I’m off to West Viriginia this weekend to start working on my quilt…. I can’t wait!!
Have a great weekend everyone!