Wow it's been a while since I updated my blog. I've been busy dyeing fiber and spinning. I'm doing more drop spinning than wheel spinning. I have plans lots of plans and never enough time. I got a part-time job and still homeschooling at least one of the kids. I wanted to share all my goodies from Yarn School this year. I got to go with a great fiberista friend who has finally figured out I am weird. It took her a while.
Anyway on to the fiber I dyed at Yarn School this spring.
Lavender Light - Merino
I was going for something a bit darker so I may overdye this after spinning it up.
Neon Mercury - Falkland
Inspired by a photo of Mercury. This one is handpainted and nuked in the microwave. The depth of sahde is growing on me but I might try this darker later.
Muted Mercury - Portuguese
I used the same colors I used in Neon Mercury but poured them willy nilly on the fiber in a crockpot in layers. I added the citric acid at the end. I'd like to try this again with the acid in the fiber and/or in the dye so it strikes faster and gets less blending. I do like the more heathered look this has.
Dusty BSG - Wool
The colors I chose for this one were supposed to be inspired by Battlestar Galactica but the depth of shade is off so I plan to give this try but darker.
Indigo Blue - Wool
Dyed in an Indigo Dye Vat. I have all the supplies for this and want to do more at home.
My plans are to spin up the Indigo Blue, Muted Mercury and Dusty BSG for a sweater. Lavender Light may be a shawl and Neon Mercury screams baby sweater but I don't know of any babies just yet who need this yarn.
Stay tuned for Part 2 - This was the funnest Yarn School Evar!