Finished This Morning

More Violets Roving

More Violets Roving


I did quite a bit of spinning today and got the three skeins of Northern Lights “Violets” plied. Aren’t they gorgeous? I just love the colors! The eight ounces totaled somewhere in the neighborhood of 537 yards. My measuring system isn’t all that accurate, but I’m hoping to have a better method shortly.

And here is the first yarn I have spun from hand-dyed fiber!

Hand Dyed and Hand Spun

Hand Dyed and Hand Spun

This is from the Romney Mix Roving I dyed a week ago. It makes me think of fall. Perfect for the first of October, right? I’m not quite sure what I’ll do with it, as it’s only 73 yards. I think I’ll save it for a trim around a sweater idea I’m cooking up. (We went to a yarn store yesterday, and I bought a book of crochet patterns that are rather nice.) I spun the single on the top whorl drop spindle, then plied it on the wheel.

I’ve been busily washing some fleece this morning. It’s a white Dorset/Tunis/Romney cross with a four inch staple length. “Wait a minute!” you say. “What happened to the Corridale/Cotswold mix you got at the sheep farm?” Well, that was much more expensive, so I figure I’ll practice on the inexpensive stuff before I tackle that particular fleece.

Now that I’ve finished those four skeins, I think I shall take some time out to set the twist in all the yarn I’ve stashed away . . . I think there are fourteen skeins or so waiting to be set.

The SAFF is coming up soon! I’m so excited. I need to start making a wish list and researching the different vendors that will be there. Otherwise I’ll end up running around in little circles, squeaking in panic and glee.

Here’s another picture of the hand-dyed roving turned into a worsted weight yarn.

The Full Skein

The Full Skein

6 Responses to Finished This Morning
  1. Sarah
    October 1, 2008 | 4:55 pm

    Great job, Rebekah! I especially like the “Violets” yarn.

  2. Mama Mentor
    October 2, 2008 | 12:37 am

    That violets yarn is absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Anne
    October 2, 2008 | 8:24 am

    Oooh, it’s all so gorgeous!!

  4. Phyllis Gideon
    October 2, 2008 | 3:12 pm

    Rebekah, this is awsome. I’m going to make some clowns for my Joy church children for Christmas gifts and I’m using mixed colors. Keep up the good work !

  5. Mama Mentor
    October 2, 2008 | 10:41 pm

    Here’s an entry I thought you might enjoy from one of the blogs I read regularly:

    http://knitoneblogtwo.wordpress.com/2008/10/01/kool-aid-yarn-dyeing-tutorial/

    Keep up the good work!

  6. Rebekah
    October 3, 2008 | 4:27 pm

    Oh, that’s a good one. Thank you very much.

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