Red Roving, Red Roving

Here’s a little dyeing that snuck in under the radar. Four and a half ounces of who-know-what wool roving.

An Elegant Braid

An Elegant Braid

It had a distinctive yellow-golden color before dyeing. And thick! Oh my. The dye barely penetrated the whole batch, even after I pre-soaked it for at least a half hour. It was dyed using only Crimson and Chestnut. When it first came out of the pot it looked really pink in some areas, but either something happened or it grew on me, because it looks redder now.

It’s very sturdy. And it has some nice squish to it. I have no idea what it might become when it grows up. I might have to ask it one of these days . . . one of these days after January 1st. If it starts talking to me I’ll have yet another spinning project going.

Red Red Red

Red Red Red

And here is a ball of DK weight (superwash) that I dyed with Crimson.

The Finished Yarn

The Finished Yarn

I diluted it a bit, then poured it over the yarn in a random fashion, which resulted in the lovely color gradations.

Sorry I didn’t get a picture of this before it was wound. I needed something to do with my hands one evening, and I didn’t want to drag out the center-pull ball winder.

One Response to Red Roving, Red Roving
  1. Mama Mentor
    December 23, 2008 | 4:32 pm

    Those reds are beautiful!

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