After the snow left the blog, it took its own sweet time and arrived here. Probably 5-6″, maybe more. What’s one of the only good things about snow? Snow cream.
It has been all soap, all the time around here. There’s currently a fundraiser going at the local high school, there may be another one coming down the pipe shortly, Ramblin’s work wants to hold one for the employee committee, and I’m doing a craft show at the end of March. Why aren’t I making soap right now?!
And there’s been a bit of knitting. I started a shawl, almost finished it, and started having second thoughts about the color arrangement. So that got put aside, and I started in on the Loopy Academy second semester project.
And there’s even been spinning!
I didn’t get great pictures of this, but it hasn’t had its bath yet anyway, so maybe the sun will shine by the time I get around to doing that. It is two plies of Knittyandcolor‘s Not Drinking Merlot and one ply Holocene, all on merino-silk. That little skein on the left was the leftovers of the Not Drinking Merlot chain-plied.
I guess that’s all the news that’s fit to print. I’ll try to come back before spring. Whenever that will be.
This is some yarn I finally finished up last night. How it came to be dyed is an interesting story. I was dyeing a sock blank for the first time, and I had put waaaaaay too much dye on it. It was going to turn into a mess if I tried to roll it up for steaming, so I grabbed this bundle of wool, plunked it in for a quick soak, and smooshed it onto the sock blank to mop up the excess dye. Turned out beautiful.
The original sock blank had a zigzag of neon green going down the middle of the blank with red-purple and blue-purple in the alternating triangles. The sock blank was a much deeper color that this fiber, but since I put the acid in with the dye, more of the pigment strikes on application, leaving fewer particles in the runoff, hence the lighter shades.
It’s a fingering weight three-ply yarn, about 700 yards. No idea yet as to what it will become.
I finished the Goldfish Wearing a Tutu:
More Tutu than Goldfish
And started on the next, a merino/tencel blend (maybe), dyed by yours truly.
And this is the above fiber in its braid form.
So yesterday, I decided to do some spinning.
See, there’s yarn going on.
I finished filling the bobbin last night. And tonight, I plied. And plied. And plied.
And for those of you keeping score at home (and after 1 3/4 years, you really shouldn’t be anymore), that is the fourth skein.
There’s just two items of bad news. One, I’m not even half done.
(Half would be 500g) The other?
I have to start all over again.