...finally, it's here, my Nogi yarn base. It is 90% Superwash merino wool and 10% Nylon. I love it!! So soft and squishy and twisty, too! The first batch is in the steam pot right now, a melody of turquoise, blue, green and yellows.
I have to share this: My husband walked in the door last evening as I was lifting my steam pot from the sink to the stove. He greeted us and said: What are we eating tonight? YARN! (We had BBQ chicken sandwiches--we were all happy. )
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
shop and more are coming soon, they are drying right now, hopefully tomorrow I'll get them re-skeined and ready to post for sale. This colorway is Sherbet, a soft and subtle mix of orange and pink. I've always loved orange and pink together. This yarn will make a great pair of socks or a nice lacy shawl or whatever you have in mind.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
...I've been dyeing yarn for a friend of mine, from her own sheep and rabbits...it can be purchased at Shepherd's Garden in a week or two I suppose. I still have it at my home. The pastel is 100% Corriedale wool and the purple-gray is 90% Shetland/10% Angora. The shetland is gray yarn, so it was fun to dye, I left sections of the gray to give it a more natural, organic feel. I think they both turned out beautiful and I look forward to do more for her!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I hand painted the pencil roving in 6 different colors, some left overs, but I think I can repeat the colorway on some yarn. Dyeing roving was fun, a bit more work than yarn.
It's all dry and I'm not sure what to do with it, wind it in a ball maybe and save it for later. It will be my inspiration for learning how to spin!