Monday, January 08, 2007




Here is the fibre I dyed with Kool-aid last Monday, I finished spinning the last skein of yarn Saturday, this time I have managed to spin all 400g to about the same thickness and I started to knit up a small sample on 5mm needles in stocking stitch with the pink the other evening, just to see what it was like.



I had good weather for photos yesterday afternoon, and the yarn looked so yummy, it was difficult to know when to stop. Maybe it's time I updated my flickr album, or at least got into the habit of uploading my photos on a regular basis.




I'm obviously very pleased with it, the only disappointment is that I only have 100g of the green. I really enjoyed watching what happens to the colours as I spun it. I'm not quite sure what it's going to be, I quite like the idea of knitting something simple like a little girls jacket with a hood, and maybe even lining it with pink fleece, who knows, I'm just too busy spinning to knit anything really.

The colours in the green skeins have been reminding me of a watercolour painting, and I found this in my own archive, it's called Diving Faces.

9 comments:

Kim said...

Dear Jo,
Those colors are absolutely delicious, and that piece of yours is also wonderful!
I did get your first tag; it didn't get lost. My blogmate, Rachel, decided to take the same quiz I did, so her post looked very similar to mine, but had no comments (yet).
I'm about to complete that assignment, although I admit, I'm not sure who to tag!

Artis-Anne said...

Love the fibre you have been spinning ,especially the green , you should be pleased with it ; maybe you could use the green to edge around the neck , cuffs etc I must admit I never knew that Texere sold tops/rovings must check them out, but I do have rather a lot of fleece to use up:) .Isn't spinning so satisfying and as you said you never know quite how a skein will work out, depending on when I have dyed the roving.Also love your watercolour painting .Thanks for your comments on my blog :)

Kath said...

I quite agree about both the spinning and the artwork - love the colours in both of them. I agree about watching how the colours turn out as you spin them - everytime it makes me think of alchemy and magic!

Artis-Anne said...

Just been on Kath's blog Weird we must all be online at the same time LOL

Marianne said...

Jo, dudette, I had to dash off for a drool towel, the fibres deliciously beautiful and the spun yarn making me swoon for dear life. I'm absolutely smitten, and charmed by the green. The pink is gorgeous, and yes I'm charmed but holy smokes, that green!

Marianne said...

Sorry,....
The watercolour is stunning, Jo.
I loves it.

Caroline said...

What beautiful yarn you have created.

I hope you do give yourself time to knit it too.

Strumpstickan said...

Nice colours! Looks 'tweedy' and warm:)

Fiberjoy said...

Your spinning looks so even and the colors will make some great knits. I like the idea of a girl's hoodie with pink lining. :-)