And now it’s snowing here!

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.

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.

Full Spectrum beginning

Much better.

And there’s even been spinning!

Merlot Holocene

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.

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Just because all this school stuff is getting boring

viola handspun

viola handspun closeup

 

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.

Published in: on February 28, 2013 at 4:46 pm  Leave a Comment  
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TDF update

I finished the Goldfish Wearing a Tutu:

Goldfish Wearing a Tutu finished

More Tutu than Goldfish

And started on the next, a merino/tencel blend (maybe), dyed by yours truly.

Shade Garden

And this is the above fiber in its braid form.

Shade Garden braid

Published in: on July 21, 2010 at 10:39 pm  Comments (1)  
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Spun out

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?

empty-wheel

I have to start all over again.

Published in: on January 20, 2009 at 10:53 pm  Comments (1)  
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