fell off the wagon

I kool-aid dyed the corriedale I spun up a while back…I used Strawberry and Cherry Kool-aid and Cherry no-name stuff.

The dye bath never exhausted, and I was too impatient to let it cool in the hot water – so I got a coral-y, watermelon-y pink. It’s kinda cool, but not what I was going for. Plus, I think my microwave is rather…weak.

Anyway, as to the falling off the wagon, I bought a whack of Cushing dyes and 2 pounds of corriedale from Winderwood farm on eBay (still not buying yarn, but I’ve got to have something to spin, dammit!). Now, if anyone sees a crockpot around town for cheap, pick it up for me!

too tired to think of a title

Thought I’d drop by with a tiny bit of knitting/spinning news…not much going on here what with the three exams on monday and tuesday.

First up, finally the end is on the horizon with no-stripes-go-round. The sleeves have been knit and attached, and I’ve done a whopping 2 rounds of the yoke – although with over 300 stitches per round, I suppose that’s still rather a lot. Hoping to get this one done soonish.

In spinning, I did up a bit of light blue merino/silk as singles, just to see what would happen. I did about 10-12 yards (i actually didn’t count), trying to be low-twist but not too low. Washed and wound, ready to be knit into a swatch. I know the fibre’s not really going to be happy in life as a single, so I’m doing the rest of the bag as 2ply.

And that’s really it. I’m at the start of some patterning on the raspberry skirt for my sister – I’m thinking eyelet rows alternating with dropped yarnover rows, and probably a picot edging.

My printer is begin stupid and crapping out on one side of the page, so I’ve got to get that fixed tonight (fresh toner cartridge) and print off some of my study notes so I can give my poor eyes a rest from the computer. Night!

not again!

hmmmm. Apparently, Bloglines isn’t picking up my wp-rss2.php feed anymore, and the feed it is picking up hasn’t been updated since my entry about Michelle. I don’t know what’s going on, as I haven’t changed anything! Argh!


edit: thanks to those that replied – obviously because I complained, it works now, and the last three entries showed up this evening. I’ve got a new sub button on the left there for the feed that bloglines is actually picking up!