Friday, February 29, 2008

Carded Spun Plied...........



I went into my craft room, and took a look at these lovely skeins, and thought I need to take some pictures.

These skeins were all dyed with Koolaid, and then handcarded, then spun up into 2 ply. Except for the green it's single ply as I was getting lazy, and wanted to be done.

I've been practicing with the whole spinning thing as I'm a newby (Aug.07), and the more I do the better I get. I love spinning, and the only thing that stops me is that my knitting falls behind. Recently I found Dodile's Blog. This woman is astounding in her spinning talent. Dodile's from France, her page is in french, but after translation it's well worth the visit. I like it because she posts lots of pictures.
I have to say I'm fortunate in that I have a extended family member who raises Alpaca's and I've knitted with her spun fiber. It truly is a luxury spinning Alpaca, and I had some sample stuff tucked away that she had given me which I spun up recently......
This is two ply, 10 wpi, worsted weight, spun from Joyce's Alpaca's Big Boy, and Desert Shadow. I'm looking forward to this weekend as Joyce is sending a raw fleece for me to play with. It's a white clip so if I want I can dye it, but right now I'm looking forward to spinning up something in a natural colour. I'll post pictures when it arrives.

But for now......I think I would like to join Noodles in her favourite hobby.....Have a peaceful weekend everybody!!!

3 comments:

nova said...

I am a new spinner too, and I have to say, those skeins look fabulous! I am always impressed what people can produce with KoolAid as a dye. I haven't done any dyeing yet, now I am itching to give it a try!

The Spinning Guy (Kim) said...

Cute kitty. Reminds me very much of our late Sweetpea. Same markings and all. Sweetpea even slept with her paw over her eyes.

You can see her in this post on my own blog.

http://www.umpqua-uppers.com/spinning_guy/2005/03/requisite-cat.html

~ P ~ said...

Your KoolAid dyed yarn is really pretty. Do you dye in the microwave or stove. I use the solar dyeing method for KoolAid. Less mess.