Saturday, August 9, 2008

Picture Heavy Post

I walked into my yarn room this morning and realized that maybe I am having a case of Startitis. I have four pairs of socks on the needles and half of a Koolhaas hat on the table. I also have a partially finished pair of felted clogs and two afghans halfway knitted. Sadly, (or not) I am going to start one more pair of socks that I have been wanting to make.

I have to share about the best gift I have gotten in a long time. My friend, Laura, sent me a graduation present that has made me smile for weeks. There was a great children's book called Woolbur about a sheep that refuses to follow the flock and two skeins of DK weight yarn in the Doctor without Borders colorway. Half of the proceeds from that yarn goes to DWB. I just love that! I had to cast on right away for a sock- my gauge was off and it is big enough for my husband's huge feet and is the beginning of his Christmas gift!
Remember the green single ply in the last post. Kristin and I plied the two singles together and this is our final product.

Now that I have had a taste of dying I have to do it more and more. The following is some superwash merino dyed in really bright colors that ended up being rainbow. It is a little too bright for me but my children all love it!

The next roving I dyed with yellow, purple and olive green. I love the colors and how it spun up. I can't wait to see what it looks like knitted. The transformation that happens from roving to yarn to knitted object is so amazing to watch- every time!

This is the next roving in line for spinning. I started separating it into strips but then sidetracked by all of the knitting projects I needed to try out.

This final project is just a little sample of the spinning I have been doing this summer. We have had more rain than ever in Vermont this summer and although my garden is a jungle my fiber projects are moving right along!


LauraRose said...

Nice socks! It's fun how the strips became vertical on the cuff. If anyone wants some DWB yarn, the producer is The Unique Sheep.

Your yarns are lovely!

Sarah O. Green said...

The yarn you are spinning looks so soft and beautiful!