I finished the first skein of lace weight yarn. This is a 48g (over 1.5oz), ~380m (~410 yds) skein of yarn.
|bundles in the dye pot|
It is from fibre that I dyed last week (it was 230g).
It is Merino and Silk (80/20) fibre that I divided into 8 bundles, and dyed each one slightly differently, with the intention of making 2 ply yarn with two different colours (I wanted strong barber poling). I dyed each bundle with just one colour (usually I pour a few different colours on the bundles). The variations in colour resulted from how quickly the dye is absorbed, wool and silk take colours differently, and the dye colours that I mixed together tend to separate too - I was surprised at the shading in each bundle.
|the bobbins before plying|
It came out pretty even. This yarn is really just to experiment with spinning (and dyeing)- I am still learning.
I am working on the toes of the hand spun socks.
The above photo is of a baby bunny eating the grass yesterday evening (not the best photo because the sun was so bright). He was so cute and tiny (you can see that he is just a bit bigger than the birds around him).
The birds were lining up at the bird bath this morning.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!♥