Still Spinning Away

Norwegian is finished! All thirteen ounces of it spun up into six nice skeins. Don’t ask me about the yardage; I don’t know. This yarn is destined for Kool-Aid dyeing (assuming nothing goes wrong), and hopefully it will find a happy home.

It is now sitting on the drying rack, along with as many other yarns as I could fit. The New Year’s Dash worked great, but I wound up with tons of yarn to set the twist in.

And I’ve started on the merino roving. I’m spinning it into a two-ply sport weight, which I will dye a deep shade of red (using cochineal!) and then crochet into a sweater type thing.

Thin Merino

Thin Merino

The sweater is kind of hard to describe . . . I guess you could call it a lacy wrap sweater with a shawl neck. It’s called the “Raeanne Sweater,” designed by Robyn Chachula and printed in Blueprint Crochet. Actually, it’s the one on the far left of the cover. I’m really eager to get the yarn spun so I can play with natural dyeing! I read that cochineal takes forever to exhaust, so I’ll try to have something else ready to go into the pot if I need it.

Speaking of pot, I’ll need my biggest pot to dye the yarn for the teal sweater, and it’s still full of Daisy. I guess I should do something about that soon.

2 Responses to Still Spinning Away
  1. outandin
    January 19, 2009 | 2:59 pm

    I’m wondering if you will soon start suffering from Southern Wool-Lover’s Syndrome, wherein you have way more knitted/crocheted garments than you have cold enough days to wear them! Of course, maybe you could really crank down the air-conditioning once the weather starts to warm up . . .

  2. Rebekah
    January 19, 2009 | 3:12 pm

    LoL. Trust me, I’ve been watching it come without doing much to stop it. Maybe I should move north. Soft wooly things and snow, or lots of heat. Hmm.

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