Wednesday, March 21, 2007

march roving on the month

so...i finished carding up this lovely fiber, but now i have to send it out for march roving of the month...pooey!

so...i also dyed some lovely first shearing of llama and now i'm carding it! I will say looks much nicer carded up than pre-carded. PRECARDED-- CARDED--

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

newly dyed stuff to card...

This is what i need to get carded up today. It's going to be gradiated batts.
from black to blue to purple to red! I think it will be really lovely!

Early planting all done!

I really love how this yarn *early planting* turned out. I was planning on calling it EARTH but decided that yarn needed to be more dark brown so i'm headed back for my dyeing jars to try again. I am loving how muted and beautiful this turned out tho.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

more carding!

I spent my morning carding up this lovely fiber. It's mine...all MINE. I'm spinning it myself. Nothing for sale here...nothing to see...move along! HEHE!

I think it will be called *EARTH* in a series of yarn that i intend to represent the 4 ancient elements: Earth, Wind, Fire, and Sky!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

more of yesterday's mega carding session!

so...i've spent hours over the past few days dyeing and carding up new fiber.

Oh, and one new spindle...

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

a day of carding

well...i spent most of today carding fiber and am nowhere near done!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

finally done!

thank goodness. I finally forced me to simply finish the yarn. It is really lovely. It stripes through pale yellow into mustard yellow, gold and then salmon. It is 500 + yards of yarn and i LOVE it. not sure what to do with it. sell it? make something? anyway....all done. new stuff coming.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

what's on my wheel?

well...i've been working way too long on the yarn that is currently on my wheel. I decided to make some yarn that changes color from one end to the other. i jar dyed some lovely fiber and am spinning it...the yarn will start at one end a pale yellow and change through a darker gold, to eventually be a pinky-salmon color. So i divided the roving in half for each ply and have been spinning very fine singles for days. I'm almost done, but having a short attention span...i'm getting tired of it. I need to just sit down and finish spinning the second ply. so i can ply it.

I've also started knitting a least that's what i think it'll be. i dyed some frogged yarn several lovely colors and am doing a stripey shawl type item. No pattern...of course, just guessing...
What is on your needles or wheel?

Thursday, March 01, 2007

i've been derelict

and i know it. I haven't blogged in, well, awhile. I have interestingly enough been featured in this blog: which is so amazing and fun i can't believe it! YAY!

I have done a little of this and a little of that since my last entry, but i guess not enough of anything to feel really inspired. I do have some lovely wool/silk drying. I keep thinking i should build a fiber dryer. Like a big plywood box with a room dehumidifier in it, and a lid. that way the dehumidifier would pull the wet out right quick. Because, well, i'm truly impatient and don't wait well. I hate waiting for wool to dry, yarn to dry, anything. i want to get right to it. card it, spin it, whatever! anyway, i think it's close to dry so i'll post pictures later the mean time visit chel's blog cuz it's awesome!