I think my dyeing experiment was a reasonable success:
The red gets as deep as I wanted it too, and I like the light blue. I'm not sure if the light blue will show up enough once the yarn is plyed, but for now, it's looking good. I have one skein spun, with 68 yards, and am about half done with the second skein. I should be done by the end of the week! (I guess it sounds kind of lame taking a whole week to spin one skein of yarn, especially such a small skein, but that's drop spindling...slow. I've been admiring wheels online, but for now I know nothing about them, have no space for one, and want to get better more into spinning before committing to something so huge.)
I also bought See Eunny Knit's Deep V Argyle Vest Pattern...I wear lots of collared shirts to teach and have been wanting a vest like this. And it'd be my first time steeking, which seems so exciting! What will this mean for my other projects though? Eek.
Hi, looks like you're having fun with the dyeing, that red looks gorgeous~ I'm just getting into the hang of dyeing and spinning myself! Plying is a lot easier on a wheel, I recently got one and am enjoying it immensely but you're spinning looks great already to me ;-)
Posted by: suegene | 02/01/2006