Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Still spinning

Here are some more balls of the homespun wool that I was working on a few weeks ago. I used the heat of the sun to 'cook' the dye this time, I was attempting to be all ecologically proper by not using the microwave and all that cling wrap. I put the dyed yarn into some recycled vegetable bags from the supermarket, then into a recycled black plastic shopping bag and left it in the sun all day. Well the colour came out paler than the microwaved lot and I have yet to see how permanent it is. The colour is actually not as vibrant as it appears in the photo. There is still a good bit more of the fleece to spin up so it is an ongoing experiment. I've decided to make it up as an adult version of the Baby Surprise jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman which involves 320 stitches on a circular needle. The iregularity of the colour tones won't matter that way. Who knows It might turn out an absolute disaster and have to be pulled out to make a blanket or poncho or something. Good old blankets and ponchos - saver of many knitting disasters.
Can you believe it's the weekend again? And Easter into the bargain. Hope yours is a happy and blessed one and please take care on the roads.
Bye for now until next time.

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