Monday, June 12, 2006

No knitting content but...

Don't say I didn't warn you! There is no knitting content here. If you expected to read about knitting, you will be disappointed. But there was the disclaimer up there! That isn't to say that there is no fibre content....

Buoyed by my success with koolaid dying the first time, the next day I decided I needed to dye some more. So I did. I dyed some orange/coral stuff thinking that it would ply well with the green/blue that I dyed before. So I dyed it and put it together in a braid.

Hand dyed roving


Pretty, no? In order to keep myself from touching too hot roving, I did some more spinning and plying.

Some handspun


I plied up the corriedale from two posts back and spun up some sprinkle dyed sliver I bought from the LYS. I bought a couple of different colourways and plyed them together. I'm fairly happy with the result. The corriedale is on the left and the mystery wool is on the right.

Closer shot of the handspun


Finally, I spun up my koolaid dyed perendale sliver. Spinning it up really muted it. And I now know that when Eric says, "Sure, it looks fine," that really means, "Okay, I'm going to humour you now..." Because as soon as he saw the green spun up, he commented, "Oh wow! That looks so much better!" Thanks hun...

Yet more handspun


I'm not going to ply them though. They both softened up so much in colour that I think the resulting yarn looks washed out. So a singles they will stay. Although I am a bit worried that the knitting will bias when I get to that. I over-twisted it a bit in anticipation of plying. We'll see...

5 comments:

Batty said...

It's gorgeous! Just looking at it makes me happy!

HPNY Knits said...

I love your hand spun! especially the brown and blues. so great together. do you do much knitting from it?

rose said...

Lovely yarn & fiber :)

Trillian42 said...

Those are fabulous!

Interesting how much the colors mellowed on the Kool-Aid dyed rovings. I wouldn't have expected that. They are still great colors, though.

And the other handspun is lovely as well!! My SP is so talented!

bensmumma said...

Absolutely beautiful! I must try dyeing some roving...