Thursday, June 18, 2009

time to dye

Sadly, no photos yet, but... I have about 15 lbs of roving and bunches of yarn to dye for Fiber Christmas in July. I'm very excited! I just have to get to work!! This will be my first time dyeing wool/seacell and wool/bamboo blends.

Hopefully all will go well and I'll make enough $$ to help on tuition. Fall term is just around the corner. I've really enjoyed my semester off. I've gotten more knitting/spinning done. I guess I really should take some photos. I might give it a go this weekend.

I'm also about to start a fleece washing experiment. I'm going to try a cold wash - where you put the fleece in cold water and leave it for about 5 days. If all goes correctly, the water will basically get very nasty and smelly - it will pretty much ferment. This will then clean the wool. I will remove that wool and add more to the icky water to clean that fleece. Keep your fingers crossed for me!!!

Note to self - dizziness hasn't gone away. /sigh

Monday, June 08, 2009


Haven't posted much lately. Thought I'd throw out this funny though:

Since my friends from the UK were just here, this has special significant. No, they aren't Welsh, but they did suggest that I move to Wales and raise sheep, so... Guess I'd better get a cat so I can learn the language!