Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fresh off the Wheel

I love the yarns and roving that Denise dyes at Fiber N' Ice.  This is roving I purchased many years ago in a colorway called "King Fisher"

Predrafted and ready to spin.
Spinning up nicely, this stretch of roving was very blue!
Pops of ochre and yellow showing up.
Three bobbins, ready to ply.
Plyed on the bobbin.
Twist set, in a skein trying to decide what it should become!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Saturday I Dyed!

Denise Morrison from Fiber N' Ice in Big Lake, Alaska, had her first of the summer "dye day".  There were about ten of us, it was a blast and I can't wait to return for another day.  I used to dye yarn when I lived in Minnesota, but here in Alaska, I just don't have the space to do this fun activity!
I started with this lovely Willamette Sock Merino.
She had them in long skeins to they could be dyed to self-stripe.
Dye applied.
This was then wrapped up and placed in the microwave for 7 minutes.
Out of the microwave
It was a hot mess to get out of the melted plastic!

My lovely at home.
Getting the long, 30 foot (+/-) skein into a ball was another mess.
My husband is great and helped me while I wound the yarn into a hand by ball, then on the ball winder! I am thinking Dalekanium socks, but this is subject to change!
I usually knit Magic Loop Method, but enjoyed knitting with my Dreamz Double Pointed 5-inch Knitting Needle Set; I might have to order another set to knit two at a time with them!
I also dyed this lovely sparkly yarn.

While waiting for my freshly dyed yarn to dry, I spun this.
Decay on Oatmeal BFL.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

I am Dying Today!

Spinning wheel ready to go.
I have loved telling people all week that "I'm dying Saturday! Yarn, that is, I'm dying yarn!"

I am packed up ready to go, the lady putting on the event suggested we bring knitting or spinning projects, so I decided to bring my wheel.   Wheel, lazy kate, and roving are packed in the car!