This weekend I spent knitting, spinning, and dyeing (with a bit of school reading for good measure). When I wasn’t actively doing one of them, I was thinking about it! So results –
In spinning, I did up some 2-ply merino in a pretty damn bright orange:
Wound off, with a skein of a purpley-greeny merino in the middle. The big skein of orange is 280 yards, the small one 140 yards, and the purple one is 150 yards. I *think* I’m going to open up an etsy shop for my handspuns soon (that is, if I can stand to part with them) so most of my spinning in the next while will be for that, I think.
I also carded for the first time, some silk noil that I got at lettuce knit. It’s got all kinds of funky crap in it. I tried blending it with some blue merino.
It was…interesting. I made some funky-looking rolags to try spinning.
In knitting, I finished the front of Nordic Memories! Everything’s in for a soak now. Then comes the sewing up and the neckband…I’m hoping to get this one done soon, soon.
Now I’m sort of in knitting limbo – what do I knit next? I think I’ll start another shawl, and some kind of fairly plain pullover, maybe a raglan with cables on the sleeves. Or maybe this is my chance to try out the EZ seamless saddle shoulder! I also need to figure out what the hell to do for the Knitting Olympics!
And finally in dyeing, with no photos – I’ve been dyeing up some more silk hankies for lettuce knit, and having a lot of fun. Going much quicker this time around, I think.