You know, when a person doesn't have to take eight hours (well, that's being nice, it's 10 in reality isn't it with the drive to and from) out of every day to work, well a lot can be accomplished! So, this weekend will have two posts, one for spinning and miscellaneous (which is today's post) and tomorrow will update you on the knitting front. M'Kay??
So Santa was cool and did bring my laceweight flyer for the Rose wheel! And look what I can do with it:
Are those colors to dye for or what? This was from Black bunny Fibers - one of my favorite dyers out there! I noticed when you open this picture you can see that I have tried to use a washer to reduce the noise from the bobbin movement clacking against the shaft thingy, it kind of works, but it is no where near where my Tina II is in the quiet department. Anyone have any ideas on this? All of my bobbins for the Rose do this and it makes me crazy!!!
Anyway, another Favorite is dyer of mine is Spunky Eclectic and I'm on her monthly fiber club and I am constantly behind, but, here is Goblin, from October:
These are both a lot of fun to spin, Goblin is Romney and Pinks is Corriedale. I have no idea what they will become. I was originally going to use the pink corriedale for the mittens for RoLynn's PIF but I decided in the end that it was really screaming pink and I don't think that is what she would like, so I looked and looked, but I wasn't happy with anything I found.
So, what's a girl to do? Well, I could dye it myself! So here is that experiment:
Well, that looks pretty unexciting doesn't it? But look! All the dye exhausted and everything! Well, let me tell ya, that what it looks like out of the pot is awesome:
So, as you can see I have been having a blast this week, I only wish I could afford to do this on a full time basis. . . soon, maybe.
On another note, look what happens when you start cleaning up, I started these in 1996 when I was totally into needlework, and all that needed finishing was the top to be sewn closed. Good Lord, what is my problem? Ok, so here is Bryan's:
And now Caryn's:
Guess I will put those away this year. I still think they are pretty cool.