FIBER: dyed, spun, knitted. I promise it's been happening in the studio, but, yikes, it has been almost two months since I posted here. I have no explanation but am determined to get with it again.
My makeshift garage dyeing studio was a favorite hangout during the mild days of fall. This skein of hand spun evolved from the Heirloom Tomatoes colorway of superwash Blue-faced Leicester roving below. One of my twisted spinning sisters bought it, spun it and let me photo her gorgeous work.
Keeping rovings dyed with crazy Olive colorway in stock as been hard. They are snatched up before I can get them in the shop.
This bobbin is Kate's plied version, spun with kid mohair locks.
I have been experimenting with unexpected colorways of warm and cool colors mixed as in the Accent 1 BFL roving here.
I spun and plied it on itself, never got the skein photographed before I took it to Arkansas Fiber Extravaganza at Mt. Magazine where it sold! There will be more of this look. One is already in the wings. Stay tuned.
I am a shareholder at Fancy Fibers farm. Part of my share was a batt of Border Leicester wool. I carefully tore it into roving, dyed it with salmon and ercu. After it was spun, I had about 210 yards of two-ply yarn, more than enough for at least one pair of fingerless mitts.
I love that they are co-ordinating but not matching.
I think I have enough to even make one more pair. Love that!
I'm back into fingerless mitts again this year, big time. These two pair are headed off to my SIL in Connecticut today. I think they are meant to be gifts. Wish I had time to make dog sweaters, too. Those are about sold out of the shop.
This lavender-and-pearls number has been one of my faves. It's being mailed out today. Love Christmas shoppers!
I'm a sure enough Dallas native who spent a good part of my life in northern New Mexico, where I learned the arts of spinning, weaving, and dyeing. Combining those skills with my long time love, knitting, is what I do best these days.