Saturday, August 13, 2011

And some more handspun yarn!

I've been spinning up my color tests at the farmer's market.  I can usually get about two 2oz rovings spun and plied in one 4-hr farmer's market.  I finally got around to taking pictures of the finished yarn.  Some I'm happy with, some need to be tweaked a bit.


This was my first shot at purple which turned out to be more of a blue-violet.  Still very nice, so I'll probably use this colorway again.


This is my second shot at purple, which is more what I was going for the first time.  This is another that I'm happy with.


 I also finally took photos of the finished yarn from the green roving I posted here.  It still reminds me of Brobee!


This last I'm still not happy with.  It's supposed to be orange, but the dark orange ended up being too brown.  There's too much contrast in the finished yarn for what I want. 


Aside from this last, I'm gotten most of my primary & secondary monochromes about where I want them - now I need to work on some multicolor rovings.  What I really need is a few undisturbed hours with a lot of light, eyedroppers, paintbrushes, my jars of dye, and some sheets of paper! I guess I won't be working on those until September when Scarlett goes back to school.  Oh well - at least it'll be cooler by then!

4 comments:

  1. Those colors are amazing! I second you on all that stuff that needs to wait until school starts! For me, it's my first shot at soapmaking :)

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  2. Thank you! I may do some simple dyeing that doesn't require a lot of hands-on, but I'm probably going to have to leave the painted rovings until August.

    Erin - good luck on the soap! It really isn't as hard as it seems. A lot of the books out there make it a lot more complicated than it really needs to be, mostly due to liability issues. I've found that if I want to know what's *really* important, I go here: http://www.thedishforum.com/forum/index.php?

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