Saturday, June 02, 2007

Some More Green

I haven't been knitting much lately. I'm spending all of my (small allotment of) free time carding and spinning.

I've done some counting and number punching, and found out that the Cotsweld I spun wasn't enough to knit the Cardigan-turned-Vest I was planning to knit. I had about 400 meters, but I think I needed about 550 meters. But that was all of the Cotsweld batch I bought.
But from the same Ebay seller, I had bought a bag of (dirty) Romney dyed in shades of green. They felt very similar to touch (and similarly dirty!). So I decided to card and spin it -- the spun Cotsweld has shades of green in it anyway, so it may just go well together.

From the carded fluffs of the shades of green into --

Still not sure if this will go well with the pastel pink-green yarn --

... but I will see. It could end up in an awfully colorful vest, but worst case I can always frog it.
Now these skeins are washed and hang to dry. I love the wet sheep smell!
Tomorrow I will try swatching. If I still don't have enough, I'm not sure what I'm going to do though!

P.S. We were watching Star Wars this morning -- One of Mitch's favorites -- and noticed that Chewbacca is very spinnable (and hence attractive)!

1 comment:

Stefaneener said...

This looks so pretty. I love finding new inspirational spinning pictures. (Got to you by ringsurfing.)