Knit & Spin Crazy

Location: Indiana, United States

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Here is a quick view of the dyeing I did today. Don't look at the pink tile! I hate it, but it'l have to wait until the basement and various other jobs are done. But back to the subject, I used natural sheep gray for the 2 darker colors. And an alpaca blend for the bright one in the front. I like the dark colors. I'm also dyeing Blue Faced Leicster now, and superwash merino, and merino/silk blend. I'm spinning the merino and silk right now. I LOVE IT!

Here are the kids. Of course, Tyler (my nephew, who is back with us, and his brother Trayton on the far right) are huge! Well, George (far left) is getting to be a big guy himself. Of course poor Katie is by her lonesome being the only girl. And Luke is in the middle (as usual). :)

Oh, my red wall finally got painted, now I'm waiting for that long hallway there to get done. And then the family room is next! Yeah

Skittles! That's what I named this one. I've just been busy around the stove, dyeing away. Check it out on my online store at Etsy.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Dye Day and Sock Yarn!

Today I dyed for about 3 hours. I also did some spinning, no knitting! But, I have handspun yarns and hand-dyed fiber online at a new store called....

I think if you click on this it will take you to my shop! I'll be adding things about twice a week as they get done! Feel free to shop away! Or just give me a feedback comment! Here is a pic of my Skittles dye that I did yesterday, and dried this morning, and ready to spin....

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


So if you've been wondering what I've been up to, here it is! Dyeing and spinning like a mad woman! For the last week here are the results! Nothing but dyeing and spinning, dyeing and spinning, all day long! But, I'm very pleased with the outcome! These hanks are all about 300 yds. , which is enough to make a good sized woman's pair of socks! If anyone is interested, these hanks are $25.00 each! Just let me know if you'd like one. They are one of a kind and spun by me:) Back to spinning.... Posted by Picasa

This is a "test" sock that I'm knitting to see how my handspun/hand-dyed sock yarn is coming out. And this is the result! Stripes! I'm thrilled! Which means that my dyeing process, and spinning process is correct! Yeah! :) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I Dyed Last Night!

It was about 10:30P and I was suddenly struck with the mood to dye! So I went and fished out the rest of the merino that I had left (about 8 oz.) and proceeded to do this dye job! I love the colors! Especially the yellow! Oh, excuse me, Gold Ochre. You'll be seeing more dyeing this week as my second shipment of dyes are coming! Yeah! So, I've almost gotten all of the Knit Picks dyes! Only 5 more left after this..... and I've been spinning it into sock weight yarn to boot! Later.... :) Posted by Picasa


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