Thursday, January 25, 2007

random stuff

This is for Lolly:

progress shot of Ribbi Cardi (this is just 2 hours of knitting...haven't touched it since, but I started!!)

I did some more dyeing. I dyed up the 1/2 pound of Romni that I got from Rosehaven Farms.

I had some fun with some fun colours, and this is what I came up with:

and closer:

I put it in the roaster and in the oven (following the instructions
I have the roving encased in old panty-hose which I read about

I just took it out, and little problem:
the dye didn't really soak in very well--so it's really white in spots.
I've pulled it all out of the casings and put it in the roaster and I'm going to try again with just squirting the dye on the roving.
We'll see what happens.
Can't wait to use it--because my spinning wheel is done!!
Yep, it's ready for testing--but I will need to wait for this roving to dry.
It should be ready tomorrow to test out...

I also dyed some worsted weight yesterday and wow that yellow is bright. I did yellow and turquoise but it looks like....a mallard duck exploded.
Yeah--I think I will overdye it blue and see what happens.
I'm learning...definitely learning....


Kimberly said...

I can't wait to see your wheel and your spinning. I love that roving-you are one step ahead of me, I'm too chicken to dye roving yet. Knit on or better said spin on!

Maggie said...

Hi there! I came across your Africa-Sock-Pattern recently, and I liked it so much that I adapted the Butterfly stitch you described for some socks of my own design. Just wanted to thank you for the inspiration, and of course I linked in my blog to your great pattern!

Janice said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! :-) Wow!! You are one talented, busy woman!! Dyeing, spinning, knitting etc.. with little ones at home! Such an inspiration!! I have some catching up to do in your blog!! Will grab a cup of tea and read on.....