Tuesday, January 30, 2007

color me

blue and purple. Ice blue raspberry lemonade and blue berry kool aid with medium and dark blue Wilton gels from the Blues Clues set and grape kool aid and purple Wilton gel from the same set make all this yummy colored wool.

After the second batch of purple, you can see that the 2 purples don't match. What's a girl to do? Card them together and make a mesh of the two....



But there was still uncarded roving left that had blue earmarks on it. I thought... hmmm let's try dying before carding. The results were great colors, but once carded, too light for my tastes so back in the kettle those rolags went.











At last, the final combination. I thought about carding the two colors together and just spinning single ply, but I want to see how it looks with the 2 different colors plyed together.. just hope I don't hate it!

I had thought I lost one of my size 2 bamboo DPNs that I need to work on DH's tie but I found it this morning. I was home with the kiddos... DS2 with his 2 ear infections and sporadic fevers, DD with a sporadic earache, low grade fever and general malaise and DS1 with his sweet infectious good humor... At least I got to take a nap!


it really smells great!!!!!!!!!!

8 comments:

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(love the yarn you dyed!!)

g-girl said...

well la di da, it's looking quite snazzy here! :) I have to tell you, the rovings look like cotton candy to me!! lol. and seeing your pics is making me want some!

carole said...

and it feels like cotton candy as well.... I can't wait to start spinning.. must. finish. bobbins. that. are. started. I want to ply what I have almost done.. then I can play with color :-)

Lea said...

They really do look wonderful! And how you got that done w/ sick kids, I'll never know...

I can't wait to see the results :-D.

BTW, if you're undecided about what you want to do, why don't you just do a little sample of each, and see which you like better? You'll probably never miss a yard or so of yarn, and you'll be happier knowing you did what you like best!

carole said...

thanks for the GREAT suggestion Lea! I'll do that. Just have to free up some bobbins I've done NO knitting or spinning in days Going through withdrawl here. We had the flu in the house yesterday DD and DS1 were vomiting... DH got to stay home from work during the day with them. Just hope the parents stay healthy!! LOL

AlisonH said...

Oh those colors are gorgeous! I hope the kids are feeling bettery by now.

AlisonH said...

better not bettery, sorry (oh goodness I typed it the wrong way again, first time there.) My fingers are being illiterate tonight.

THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B said...

Very nice heart cloth. now I want to knit it too!