Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A belated WIP Wednesday

I'm sure no one but me is noticing the lateness of this post, but it's just been that kind of week! I very nearly skipped today's post entirely, but in the end I decided to stay the course and try to keep up with my self-imposed blog schedule.

I haven't accomplished much on my Cute Girl top for the #HKKAL, but I did manage to knit past the halfway point on Tyler's never-ending scarf of doom! Look at how long (not to mention linty) it has become since I last posted a photo!
Over the weekend, I was inspired to try a little DIY fiber dyeing (using the 99-cent Paas easter egg color kit)! I'd been saving this naked Polwarth roving I picked up at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool festival last fall for just the right time, and with the upcoming Spring Training spin-a-thon beginning next week, it seems like there's not time like the present!
I'm thinking I want to hand-card it into rolags so that it makes a more consistently heathered yarn (plus it fulfills one of the Spring Training spinning challenges!).
I also recently purchased two braids of superwash BFL (colorway: #hashtag) from Nerd Girl Yarns on impulse; everything is dyed to order, so I have been anxiously awaiting this package! I was hoping to find them at the upcoming YarnCon here in Chicago, but I don't see Nerd Girl listed as a vendor. Good thing I snapped this up when I had the chance!

Thanks for joining me this week! For more WIP Wednesday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis Blog!

3 comments:

  1. Ooh your hand-dyed fiber came out wonderfully, love those colors.

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  2. so tell us how you dyed it!

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    1. Nothing too thrilling - just poured dye over the roving in a dish and then baked for 30 minutes at 350 degrees in my oven! It was super easy!

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