Saturday, February 7, 2009

Big project for the year!

I am dyeing, spinning, and then knitting some Blue Faced Leicester wool into this! I dyed the wool last night and it is drying now! I am SOOO happy with how it turned out! I kettle dyed it in charcoal tones with touches of burnt orange (which both are some of John's fave colors) so it should produce a nice heathered yarn. I would post a pic now - even though it is still wet, but John snatched the camera as he is out snowmachining with my Dad. So the pics will have to wait until tomorrow, plus then it will be dry!

This will be the biggest spinning project I have ever taken on! I dyed up a full two pounds to make sure I would have plenty for the sweater!


  1. Oh my gosh! I am so amazed/inspired/awed/some other ineffable emotion!!! That's awesome, and I can't wait to see the dye job, then the spun yarn, and then the sweater!

    (Okay I'm a little jealous too... ... Is this some ploy to make me want to learn to dye and spin?)

  2. I can't wait to spin it. It is taunting me as it dries.....and how did you know this was part of my plot to not only have a knitting and sewing buddy, but a dyeing, spinning, knitting, and sewing friend! HAH!