Monday, February 25, 2008

Some New Hats.

Here are two hats I made on the Nifty Knitter round loom. I made one for my 4yo daughter and one for my 13 yo. daughter. I couldn't believe it when the 13 yo asked for one. They are both made out of leftover Lion Brand Homespun Yarn given to me by a friend. I am making more hats. I'd like to donate some of these to orphanages in the Ukraine or China.
PS - VERY easy to make and very quick as well - talk about instant gratification.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

I DYED!!!!

I took the plunge and dyed my roving. I bought a bunch of Brown Sheep Co. natural wool roving and dyed it with Jaquard's Lilac and Violet - totally love the colors but I'm a purple fanatic. I am beginning to spin it now and am sure I will have a lot of fun doing it.
Yep, dying is nearly as much fun as spinning - fun to see what colors you get. I want to do more but again, I have too much OTHER stuff to do and really need to finish up some projects.

The Silver Stuff

I was given some lovely silver grey, soft fiber. Wish I knew what it was but I don't. I went to some fellow fiber fanatics - they all say think it is synthetic. I'm not a huge fan of synthetic but this is great stuff. I spun it thin and plied it with black tencel. Wow! I love it. It wound up being around 420 yds. I think it wants to be a lovely lacy openwork scarf. Will let ya know when I start - meanwhile I have other stuff to work on - like some purple and white to spin, some BFL/Cheviot to drum card, and several projects that need some finishing...- Too much to do too little time!!!!