Thursday, November 26, 2009

Desert Colours, Part 2

I can't believe it's been a month since I posted! I keep meaning to get here every day, but by the time I get any time, I don't think I have anything to say just yet.

But I wanted to show you what happened with my plying. Yes, I did that long ago, and just didn't get a pic to you yet. This is some of my plied skeins; one is a little darker than the other because I used a darker single with that one. I spun up a more solid colour in the rusts, in the hopes that I would somehow tie in all the other colours. I did get some barber poling happening, but I'm not entirely displeased with it.

I dyed more this week, and have been spinning it as well. I enjoy the spinning more than anything, and that is the first thing I pick up rather than some knitting, or plying, or planning another project.

Here are is what I have dyed, with some of the old stuff from weeks ago, and the current spinning.

I am not really sure what I will do with this yet, but something will come to me! I have lots of projects that need getting done -- just to actually sit down and cast on. I find once I get the stitches on the needle, then I'm alright. Next time, some of my recent knitting.


Mel said...

Lovely, as usual. It looks to be about fingering weight?

Personally, I don't mind a marled look to the yarn, since it will end up giving a heathery look in fabric, though I suppose it might be more distracting in a lace item.

Alwen said...

Yeah, it's that sitting down and casting on part -

but right now I am trying to finish some of the many partially-knitted projects I have and hold off on any more casting on for a while!

FiberQat said...

What beautiful color! Very nice.

For a while I was doing a bunch of spinning then Christmas came around and I've been knitting like a mad fiend. But for me there's nothing like spinning for finding my calm place.