Sunday, May 29, 2011

5.29 Birthday fun

If the best gifts are those things that one would thoroughly enjoy, but would not buy for oneself...


My family does do good birthday presents!

Friday, May 27, 2011

5.26 Lacykaty

Sometimes I wonder...

I realized I hadn't posted a picture of the Lacykaty. It wasn't until I had gone the trouble of editing the picture again, and getting it ready to upload that I realized that I've already been through that process and all I really need to do is post the damn thing.

So, herewith is a picture of the Lacykaty.


Made for K of course.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

5.3 Ishbel finished


Awhile back, I showed you a beginning of Ishbel. I finished it ages ago (and K instantly co-opted it), but it's never been photographed. I still need to get her to hold still long enough to get a body shot, but here at least is the closeup of the lace.

Ishbel, handspun grey Corriedale plied with Interlacements Tussah silk that had been dyed in blue/green/red/purple.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

5.1 Dyeing can make me happy

About a month ago, I showed you some spinning I'd been working on. Now that I'm not working both a full time and part time job, I might be able to post more than once a month. (I make no promises.)

I mentioned that I wasn't entirely happy with the dye job on the fiber. It's now been all overdyed with the original parent colors and I am much happier with it.

We have red:

and the knitting that comes from the red (the knitting is much truer to the shade of red, but the yarn pic gives a much better idea of the variation in the color):

And we have blue:

The variation isn't quite as obvious in this picture of the blue, but it does exist in the skein and I'm looking forward to seeing how it comes out in the knitting.

I'm much happier not having such wild variation in color in my knitting, although subtle is nice. I prefer spinning lots of color, but prefer knitting with almost plain. It is a puzzlement, and it does make it difficult to knit with my handspun unless I do something about the color post-spinning.