|August 17, 2008 @ 1:39 pm|
OK, so the last post I had my first 3ply, and this time it’s my first handspun from my own dyed roving!!! I was SO excited to spin this up that I kinda rushed through it and it’s more thick-and-thin than I would like. I was shooting for a sport weight and most of it is right on, but it’s also thinner in some places. I also had a lot of dye runoff, but after rinsing and rinsing and rinsing, I think I got all of it out and the colors are still saturated. The roving was a joy to spin, and I will certainly buy more of this for the next time! I am getting better about having a more relaxed twist so that the yarn is softer and squishier.
As requested by Opal, I am including the roving shot along with the spun up shot. I think it’s nice to have both in the same place.
I am excited to spin some of my other roving up, but I also want to spread it out so that I don’t do it all at once. So for now, I’m working on another All Spun Up merino/silk 3ply (can you tell how much I loved the last one?), and then I will probably do one of the plain merinos – maybe the green/blue one. We’ll see, I always change my mind!
Comment by Mette
Made on Sunday, August 17th, 2008 @ 2:11 pm
Wauw – it’s gorgeous!
Comment by Micki
Made on Sunday, August 17th, 2008 @ 2:50 pm
OMG, that’s stunning!! I think you need to take up fiber dyeing more seriously…and start selling it to us. :)
Comment by Monika
Made on Sunday, August 17th, 2008 @ 3:21 pm
I have not seen spun yarn I didn’t like on your blog. It’s so much fun to spin your own dyed fiber, isn’t it?! :o)
Comment by scoutj
Made on Sunday, August 17th, 2008 @ 4:19 pm
Comment by Jenn
Made on Sunday, August 17th, 2008 @ 4:29 pm
How lovely! It’s so neat to see roving go to some yarn.
I have been using my ball winder and swift like a mad person. I can’t believe I didn’t have one before now…
Comment by Stacey
Made on Sunday, August 17th, 2008 @ 5:22 pm
Wow – what a gorgeous roving – and handspun! Nice job!
Comment by ami
Made on Sunday, August 17th, 2008 @ 6:00 pm
I’m very impressed with you dyeing skillz lady! The spinning isn’t half bad either ;)
Comment by Angeluna
Made on Sunday, August 17th, 2008 @ 8:28 pm
OMG, it’s gorgeous. Love the colors and love how they spun up.
Comment by Nell
Made on Sunday, August 17th, 2008 @ 8:49 pm
Gorgeous! How cool that you took it from fleece to yarn. Now you just have to learn to shear and get a sheep farm. HAHA!
Comment by mydogpetey
Made on Sunday, August 17th, 2008 @ 9:26 pm
Comment by Sarah
Made on Monday, August 18th, 2008 @ 1:36 am
I still cannot understand how you spin so quickly! I just finished the first third of my CMF, and I’ve been working on it all week!
Comment by Sherie
Made on Monday, August 18th, 2008 @ 3:27 am
Wow, terrific dyeing and spinning. I love this yarn!
Comment by Danielle
Made on Monday, August 18th, 2008 @ 3:35 am
So pretty. You’ve cranking them out :)
Comment by schrodinger
Made on Monday, August 18th, 2008 @ 4:24 am
You’ve certainly found your niche haven’t you? Your spinning has been blowing my mind, I love it!!
Comment by Bobbi
Made on Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 @ 1:55 pm
Beautiful! I can always count on you for a color shot!
Comment by Jennie
Made on Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 @ 9:58 am
Dang girl! Now you dye your own roving. And it’s freaking pretty!! Fantastic work. :)
Comment by Opal
Made on Friday, August 22nd, 2008 @ 4:29 am
Thanks so much for posting the before and after pics! I love seeing the transformation so much. Both are gorgeous, but the yarn is especially beautiful beyond belief.
Comment by loopykd
Made on Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 @ 6:11 pm
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