Friday, July 13, 2007

Let the sun shine!

Here is the grey half of cloudy skies merino that I dyed up myself, I did a little experiment with this fibre. People are always asking me about how quickly you can spin on the wheel compared to the spindle, and although I knew the wheel would be a little faster I was curious about how much faster, so I divided the roving and did the dark grey on the wheel and the light blues on the spindle, I can spin an ounce to the thickness I was aiming for in half an hour on the wheel, and it took 45-50 minutes on the spindle, so really not much faster at all.

The light blues are actually much paler in reality, but my camera was having trouble with blues as always!

I finished weighing, measuring and labelling 33 skeins for the fair this morning, actually that light blue to the left is the same one as above all labelled and ready to go.

It's been a great exercise getting all of this yarn ready, I'm a bit lax about weighing and measuring as I finish yarn, so only 8 of these actually had cookie cutters attached, but from now on I will keep better records as I finish my spun yarn, and attach the labels. Also on the plus side is now I've got them all finished if they don't sell tomorrow they will all be ready to list in my etsy shop.


Marianne said...

Jo....those are all beyond gorgeous! I do believe I would be more than happy doing the proverbial rolling around in that whack of skeins!
Good luck at the fair! (and have a ton of fun!)

Seahorse said...

Oh, I hadn't seen your Etsy shop before! What fabulous work!

Good luck for the fair!

Sheila said...

Eye candy!! I love the 2 blues. Jo, do you know the yardage on the yarn that I won? I love the color and the soft hand. I want to knit something wonderful.

Knittings Nice! said...

What beautiful blues.

steve said...

I'm always amazed at the work that goes into this and the time and effort you put into your work Jo. Lovin' the blues, especially the top pics.

Katherine Of It All said...

As always, I adore your handspun and don't know how you do it!

Artis-Anne said...

Oh Jo that is gorgeous, good luck with your sales and your Etsy shop :)
I too have hanks I spun in the early days without labels but now I label all skeins ; we live and learn :)