Sunday, July 31, 2011

Weekend Update 7-30-11


Are these not the cutest freakin' things?!?! And what a great way to use up left overs! Chubby Chirps by Rebecca Danger and its FREE!



I think I don't have to purchase any more yarn for the rest of the year ... or umm, my life. This is yarn that was purchased in June and July that I have no where to put ... oh there's more, but I found somewhere to put it.



I got through the first half of the roving I was spinning. This is my "practice" roving. I decided that I would spin half and take it off the spindle and then spin the other half. I'm not sure if the entire 4oz would fit on the spindle ... but I didn't want to find out the hard way that it didn't.



Towards the end its quite good. Now though taking it off the spindle and seeing what was spun at the beginning, I'm not sure what I want to do with it. My initial intention was to spin half, remove it and spin the other half and then ply the two together. Now that I see that about 1/4 of the yarn is thicker and well, kinda crappy, I'm not sure I want to do that. So now I wonder if I should 2-ply the first half and practice navajo plying the second half, that way I can practice both methods of plying ... again, with this "practice" roving that's not that great anyway.


I dyed some yarn this weekend. From left to right: Bloody Kisses, I'm keeping this one, Wormhole and Emerald Isles. The black one I can dye again, the black dye is a bluish black, so less concentrated its purple, blue and black, very pretty. Bloody Kisses is new, gross name I know, but it really reminds me of blood red. Wormhole is new, teal and black. Emerald Isles is the same as I dyed before that I am using for a shawl.

7 comments:

Typstatting said...

Now are you sure that you have enough yarn, L.O.L. Love your dyed yarn!

pinkundine said...

I love the yarn you dyed, particularly Emerald Isles, so pretty :)

WildflowerWool said...

Love your new dyed wool. I am heading off now to dye some of my own.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

They are the cutest freaking things! How funny that you no sooner finish saying that you need no more yarn than you dye some more for yourself!

Dee said...

Your new yarns are very pretty.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

I love your dyed yarn and the others are nice also. How many times have I said "I'm not purchasing another yarn this year, I think..." Oh well.

Magical Jane said...

lol - glad I'm not the only one suffering from crafty chaos 'round the house. Those chicks are adorable!