Tree Frog

I had some extra dyes left over from the supposedly fall colorway and I didn’t want to waste them. Some roving was soaking and ready to go, so I grabbed one of them and started pouring. The final product is very much like a little tree frog!

Tree Frog Roving

Tree Frog Roving

Particulary in these spots. (No pun intended.)

Speckles

Speckles


Splotch

Splotch

I think this is New Zealand wool. I got it from Steam Valley Fiber Farm. It was only $18 a pound. It’s got a really nice hand to it—soft, yet sturdy. I had been thinking about spinning the whole pound into a short-sleeve vest or sweater. I don’t know if I have enough now, though. Maybe I should just use it to run up a bunch of two-ounce colorways. It’s so hard to decide! I have enough of one kind of fiber to make something large, so should I make something large, or lots of small things? And what is this part of me that says a large project has to be made out of only one fiber? Probably the correct side, whichever part it may be. I guess there would be some issues with multi-fiber projects. But wait, isn’t that what a blend is?

And, while I was dyeing that, a fleecy length of Wensleydale roving asked to be made into a summer sky. It’s only three-fourths of an ounce, but I think it’s pretty.

Dyed Wensleydale

Dyed Wensleydale

4 Responses to Tree Frog
  1. Mama Mentor
    November 16, 2008 | 6:01 pm

    I like the treefrog colorway, but I confess I really LOVE the summer sky! Have you finished making any projects from your homespun that you could show us?

  2. Rebekah
    November 16, 2008 | 6:47 pm

    If you mean projects as in something I’ve crocheted from homespun, no, I don’t have any finished ones yet. I’ve been so busy spinning the yarn that I haven’t taken time to make anything from it. (Except for that Half-Moon Bag, but it’s not done yet.)

  3. Sarah
    November 20, 2008 | 8:27 pm

    The treefrog yarn is funny! I wonder what it will look like once it has been spun. And the summer sky yarn is very pretty.

  4. Sarah
    November 20, 2008 | 8:28 pm

    Whoops, I meant roving, not yarn! :)

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