ebony and ivory
Posted March 12, 2007on:
As promised . . . some pictures! I went to the sheepy shop Saturday morning and bought another bag of raw white fleece, and some carded washed brown fleece.
That’s my fleece up a tree!
Then I went to a discount store and bought a better comb than the one I had, and I combed and combed and combed. It was quite fun actually, apart from the splinter in my finger and the smell of lanolin. I fluctuate between thinking it is not so bad and gagging. I combed and I combed until I thought I had enough fibre to spin. Then I set about spinning. Then I combed some more, and then I spun some more. Then I plied and skeined, then I soaked and washed and then I hung it out to dry. Then I made a ball. Then I knitted. Here is what it looks like:
The yarn is very lumpy, and I think it will be a scarf. I think I will knit it and then dye it. I know that’s backwards, but there you go. Why be like everyone else?
Yesterday I went to the large retail outlet that happens to sell yarn, and bought lots of things. I bought two balls of Patonyle in the light grey – they are completely out now and I can’t believe they won’t be getting any more. What will I do for cheap sock yarn that is great for gifted socks? I also bought three balls of Inca which is rapidly becoming a skinny rib scarf:
And I bought enough Zhivago in brown to make myself a cardigan, which I might just start tonight. Amongst all of this, I have not met my goal of finishin a pair of socks, but I am well on the way down the foot on the two at once RPMs, so the end is in sight! This afternoon I could not hold back any longer and started spinning this:
That is the black alpaca fibre that Mother and the kids got for me last weekend. It is not as consistent as it could be, but I am getting there. There is only 100g of this, and I have no idea how much yarn that will make! I am thinking it might become a lacy holey scarf if I can get enough yarn. Otherwise, it might just be something I pat!