Friday, August 03, 2007

i like my extremes

i started spinning the koolaid dyed roving. the colors are spinning up as unugly as i could hope for, but i still have doubts. spring green and dusty rose aren't really my cup o tea. i've spun about an ounce so far.
koolaid dyed roving singles
you may note that i've inexplicably switched from spinning bulky thick n thin singles to laceweight. yeah, i finally discovered the magic of proper predrafting. the overall thickness is still rather inconsistent, but at least it's skinnier than before. i have three more ounces to go. it takes forever to spin this fine, but i'm enjoying the process. i just got Color in Spinning from interlibrary loan, and i'm looking forward to reading it. i have a lot to learn.
Vinnland socks in progress
for the knitters out there, i worked a negligible amount on my vinnland socks. i've nearly completed one pattern repeat on the cuff. i began the pattern with an incorrect chart. i have since printed out the update, but i didn't care enough to rip back and start over, so my foot will have a few errant stitches.

9 comments:

  1. Nice spin job!

    Egads, when did frisbee get so... violent? Did she really think throwing a bottle at someone's head was no big deal? The giggling would have pissed. me. off.

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  2. Color in Spinning is a great resource. I don't spin (yet) but have still learnt alot about dyeing from it.

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  3. Good thing I love those colors. ;) We can swap handspun if you like... just let me know what color families you're looking for and I can get started spinning!

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  4. It looks pretty! Not my colours either, but I'm sure someone else somewhere in the world would appreciate those colours. Are you planning on plying it? I might keep it a single. Reddish colours and green can look muddy when they're close together, like you said.

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  5. Those socks look really excellent, I should add that pattern to my long, long list.

    Oh, and I loved your comment. I have decided that jellyfish-attacking-head is going to be my halloween costume this year.

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  6. Very pretty spinning! A little more pastel-y looking than I usually go for, but pretty nonetheless.

    And those socks are beautiful. Love the pattern.

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  7. I really like what you've made on that spool. You know I love the finer yarns and smaller gauge everything.
    The socks seem more than fine to me.

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  8. Very nice spinning Knotty. I like to predraft my roving. Many state they do not like doing that, but it works really good for me.

    The socks are very nice. I love the color!

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  9. Hey, I have a copy of IK Spin Off if you would like it, e-mail me your addy. My email is dkswife@aol.com.

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