This week it’s been all about spinning…well a little dyeing and knitting too.
I bought this Malabrigo merino roving, Whale’s Road, a couple of weeks ago in Seattle and I couldn’t wait to spin it up. I mean, that colour just is to die for and trust me when I say it feels like a cloud but softer. I spun like a fiend and voila, 382 yards. No intentions for it yet except to let me stare at it and give it a comforting squeeze. Oh malabrigo…
I got out the old crockpot and decided to try my hand at dyeing roving.
I have these leftover bits, which is Knit Picks Bare Stroll roving. I’m trying to get a good emerald green without breaking down and buying emerald green dye. It’s hard! The first attempt came out too light, the second a bit dark and the third a bit kelly-ish. I really like them all and actually the darkest comes closest to what I think of as emerald….mainly because I have my birthstone ring to colour match. But it’s dark.
So….I ordered emerald green dye. I’ll be interested in seeing how it measures up to my samples. I dyed 25 grams each, spun them to approximately 65 yards each.
I finished this shawlette in some of my handspun from 2011. I like to hang on to things for a long time apparently.
It’s Peas and Cornbread from Freckle Face Fibres… merino and tussah silk.
Whoa nelly it’s soft! I improvised the pattern and used almost all of its 340 yards . I am putting it aside for something new coming up….
And lastly, putting me to shame, I bow down to the master spinners…the spiders. You can’t walk 2 inches outside without running into one of them. So awe inspiring!