Friday, July 3, 2015

Ending A Work Week

It is still considered work, even when you are retired.  I am after all, still alive!  
I dyed a superwash roving and a Cormo roving and hung them out to dry in the sun.
Then the sun turned a bit rainy and Bill rescued them to finish drying in shower!
(I was at the doctor's again because I am addicted to spending hours there every week...!) 
I pulled myself out of my comfort zone and tried some different combinations of colors for the roving.   
This is the superwash and I will begin the TDF tomorrow with the red/white and blue! 
I couldn't resist braiding this when dry-it will be a new series of colorways;  this one called Fall:  Earth and Sky. 
This roving I split already so I can begin right away tomorrow morning!! 
(I split the roving because the yarn will be two ply hence, two bobbins of spun singles)
I finished up some more of the Brioche dish cloths, this set for me.  My own were looking a bit ratty.

I still do not have a knitting project to allure me at present so I will wait for inspiration to strike while I am spinning during the next few weeks of the race.  It's not like I am low on yarn or anything but sometimes, a funk happens.
I know enough to wait it out. 
This morning I did another Cormo roving dye  batch;  this one echoing the one I did yesterday but in lighter colors for Spring:  Earth and Sky.  
                            
I had enough sunshine to risk hanging these outside this morning to dry!
While the roving was drying, I carded up four ounces of the Florida Gulf Native Sheep fleece I washed earlier in the week.  It is very soft which is good because this can be a coarser fiber.
I will leave this natural to go with my other 'natural' wool yarn pile.  If the yarn turns out nicely, I will dye some of the remaining fleece.
Today the roving dried in no time!   I used very little dye powder to get the pastel colors.  This is not my usual color choices but it is so very pretty.  It will be a good spin! 
Now that I have the fibers all ready for tomorrow, I cut out a lined dress for Marsel.
I made this dress last year and gratefully made all the alterations I needed right on the pattern pieces so all I had to do was lay them out, pin and cut!  
I will be sewing it together when I need a spinning break!

4 comments:

  1. I see lots of fibery goodness! I love the red, white and blue fiber for this year's Tour. Now why didn't I think of that? Happy spinning tomorrow. I've got my wheels washed, oiled and ready.

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  2. Sounds like you have some busy weeks coming up.

    You dyed up some lovely colors. I can't wait to see what they look like all spun up.

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  3. Your yarn and rovings are just gorgeous! What beautiful colors...I'm feeling very inspired. Can't wait to see the yarn you spin up from them. Have a great weekend!

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