Tuesday, April 01, 2008

This is a project I'm doing for someone - she asked for enough yarn for a shawl. I thought it would be interesting to show how the colors change from roving, to single ply, to plied yarn. I hope she really likes it - I'm having a great time spinning this!

My friend Terri made these amazing socks for me. The color is so much better in person- they ar GORGEOUS! handspun, handknit, created from coopworth wool (tapestry colorway). She is the sweetest person in the known universe I think.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Madder root is an absolutely amazing dyeplant. My favorite dyebook told me to be ready with lots of dyestuff when firing up a pot of madder root dye. It was NOT kidding. I've dyed yarn (hemp/cotton blend), cotton hankies, and oooooooodles of silk hankies, shawls and scarves with this one pot. I'm on at least the 5th round and it's still going strong. Look for lots of madder-dyed goods in my etsy store!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Some single-ply, handdyed icelandic in an autumn colorway. What can i make with 160 yards of this? will felt like MAD so i was thinking slippers, but i don't think I have enough...it's probably sportweight.

I knit these socks for my friend Terri! I like this yarn - it's the self-striping superwash sock yarn from knitpicks.com - Coastal is the colorway shown here. Knit on size 2 needles.

John dyed this roving in a class we took a few years ago - I finally got my spinning fine enough so i could spin, and navajo-ply this for socks. aren't they cute? i actually love how the colors are lighter in one sock than the other. Knit on size 3 needles; took less than 100 yards of yarn.