Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Spinning

I am a bit late in my usual Monday night post because I couldn't use the computer last night, but better late than never.

Renovations are the main thing that is happening, but I did dye up some fibre, one last time in my old kitchen (now there is nothing there but bare walls and a nice new hardwood floor).


This was a commercially prepared top - 20% silk, 30% alpaca and 50% merino wool, that I dyed shades of red and pink (I know - the usual, but they are my favourite colours, and I didn't have the time to come up with something more creative. I just needed a change from knitting).


It is showing up much brighter than in real life.


I blended the fibre on a blending board after dyeing so that the yarn would be more tonal, rather than striped. Halve of the fibre was blended with some gold angelina, and the other half with some yellow silk noils.


The two bobbins of singles are spun, just the plying left to finish (the colours match the Akerworks bobbins well - really are my favourites).


Yesterday I was surprised to wake up to snow on the ground, but it was gone by the end of the day.


I was also surprised to find some little pale blue flowers too - I think they are called Siberian Squill. It is fun to see what is growing in the gardens - I also saw some tulips coming up, I wonder what colour those will be.

All the best!♥︎

2 comments:

Sue SA said...

The raspberry pink dye is divine, I can see why it is a favorite. How exciting to be waiting to see what comes up in your new garden. Good luck with the kitchen renovations.

Raewyn said...

I love the dye colour - and the fibre combination sounds lovely...have you got a plan for this batch? Sweet wee flowers - it's always fun to explore a new garden!