Sunday, March 25, 2007

hey.... Blaine!

thanks for your comment on my blog, Blaine!! i'd have sent you a personal email... but don't have your address! are you doing any spinning or dyeing these days??? come on, catch us up to date!

Saturday, March 24, 2007


i've just posted my yarns at and just love how the 3 of us started at the same point and have come up with such differences and so many similarities! i'd love to put them all together in real life and admire 'em all! what fun!!!! and i'd love to do it again.
Your rovings are so beautiful!

I'm about to attempt my first felting. Some slippers. Any advice?

Monday, March 19, 2007

Yarn, yarn, and more yarn

I am finished spinning the yarn for our dye exchange. The ones on top are Lynnes'. The bigger one is her lighter colored roving, spun back on itself. The other three are her dark one divided up into the red one, the blue one, and the rest of the roving spun back on itself. I decided to ply all of our yarns separately, so Sandys are all hers, mine are all mine etc. with noone elses fiber plied into them. Sandy and Lynne may mix and match so I wanted to be different.
The middle yarns are Sandys dye work. I again spun half of the roving back on itself and separated out two different colorways with the remaining half. On all three rovings.
Mine are on the bottom and I treated them the same, but you can tell that mine are not as pretty as the rest. I am going to work on hot pour until my colorways are much prettier.
Now I just have to decide what to knit with all of this bounty.

Monday, March 12, 2007

dye along

Here are my colors. Read more on handspuncentral.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Long Distance Dye-Along

OK! here's photos of the superwash corriedale which i dyed today for the swap with Pam and Lynne. I used the 3 main colors that they used, and added yellow for my 4th.
after pouring dilute dye on the wet fiber(above) , i wrapped and steamed it!
for the one on the right... the dyes weren't dilute at all! there's more details on my blog, and it's too late tonight to write 'em out again!
and now... onward to the spinnin', and knittin'!
can hardly wait to get my hands on Pam's and Lynne's fibers.

Dye Exchange

See what I did today? This was the day that Lynne, Sandy, and I did our dye exchange. We all used the same colors, scarlet, teal, and orange plus one of our choosing. I chose rose pink. The roving in the enamel pot is full strength dye. The stainless steel one is diluted.

This was my first hot pour. I will have to get better. Lynne can tell you herself how she did hers on her blog.

I can't wait to see what Sandy did. We have divided our roving into thirds and each of us will spin and knit something from all the samples.

coming soon................yarn.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Letting the cat out

I have some news for y'all and I can now publlish it. As some of you know, our Lynne has put a line of her yarn on the market under the label LV ltd. See her blogs
handspuncentral and wool etc. I can now brag my head off that I have actually spun some of her yarn and my name is on the label as spun by Pam. So if any of you buy some that was spun by me and there are any defects, it's all my fault. The glorious colors are hers.
It is hard for me to believe that less than two years ago I had never spun anything but the rinse cycle on the washing machine. Now Lynne thinks I am good enought to spin for her! I am humbled and proud and excited. And soon to be in need of a new wheel. Horton has seen lots of practice!
We are (Lynne, Sandy, and I) planning a dye exchange and will post pics.l We will all be dying superwash corriedale in Lanaset (or equivilent) orange, scarlet,teal, and one more color of our own choosing. We will be taking pics and blogging them so y'all can see what we are doing. Hope to get started this next week.
Will keep you posted. Let us know what you think. There might be a future of fun in this project.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Dye fun

I finally have some fiber fun to post. I went to Lynnes house last week and we spent a great day dying some fiber. Sandy came up with a fun idea about a dye exchange, so the three of us are going to dye some fiber with the same dyes plus one of our own choosing and take pics of the results. We are going to spin up half of the fiber and give the other half to one of the others to spin. How much fun does that sound like? We will post the pics so everyone can see the different results. I can't wait to get started!