Monday, June 21, 2004

I recieved some fiber on June 10th, that I had made a trade for. I got 4 ounces each of 4 different colorways and 16 ounces of another one. The fiber is from Wonderland Dyeworks. I have Spring, Aurora, Mist, Pacific and Berries. The ones that I got 4 ounces of are for socks and the other is for a shawl for me to use in the mornings and evenings while enjoying the outside. I got 2 ounces of the Aurora spun up. It is going to make a nice soft, but strong yarn.

I completed spinning up some natural romeldale that I have been working on for over a year, today. There was 4 ounces of it and for some reason I just couldn't work on it for long at a time. I sat down today with the last of it and finished spinning it up. I will have it plied by the time I go to bed tonight. I am trying to decide if I want to dye it or leave it the color it is, that might depend on how it looks after being washed.

I'll be moving into a bigger place in a week. I'm really looking forward to it as I will be able to set raised beds for dye plants and then a dye kitchen so that I can really work at learning how to dye.

Friday, June 04, 2004

My ex husband gave me some of Brown Sheep's Wildfoote Handpaint sock yarn for Mother's Day. I got 2 skiens each of the "Rock and Roll" and "Bluegrass" colorways. I made the "Rock and Roll" up using a slip stitch ribbing on the instep and leg with a short row toe and heel. You can see pics of them here. I love the way they fit.

I'm working on the "Bluegrass" colorway right now and doing a simple k3, p2 ribbing up the instep and leg, again with short row toe and heel. I'm on the heel of the first one of the pair. I'll post pics of them when they are done.

I got the yarn today to start the June sock for the Whenever list. The pattern was given to the list by the designer, so that we could use up yarn in our stash. I didn't have any light color yarn for it, so made a trade with another list member to get some. I will swatch for those tonight and get them started, so that I have something to work on at night.