Saturday, March 16, 2013

"Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly away home...

Your house is on fire and the children have gone
All except for one, that's Little Ann
For she crept underneath the frying pan"

That's almost all I could think of while dying, carding and spinning these yarns!

Over on Craftster.org, we are having a spin along on the spinning boards. It was inspired by a member, Jexxican, who was spinning a yarn for an ALS charity auction. Ladybugs were her sisters favorite, so it's become a tradition for her.  I thought it would be fun to join in.  These are the two yarns I created, from start to finish.

It started with a dye day.  I had 2 red pots, and one black, to dye my silk noils in. It almost looks like Valentines day!  I had a couple random wool batts too, I used them to sop up the leftover dye from the dye baths.
What the lady bug started as.

Random wool batts


Ladybug #1, Merino top, BFL locks, and Silk noil.
The batts:
Ladybug Batts.
Ladybug Batt. Take 2
The yarn:
Ladybug yarn. #1


Ladybug #2 was simply spun from the merino top. One ply had sections of black shetland, which  I granny stacked as I came to them.
Ladybug yarn. #2.
Ladybug yarn #2. Close up of granny stacks.

It was pure bliss to just spin because I wanted to.  I've been avoiding my wheel due to feeling procrastination guilt.  I've only got 3 or 4 skeins left to spin for my homework, but I've been putting it off.  They are skeins with swatches! BUT!  I have been knitting the yarn I planned to use for my final project.  It's good yarn, but maybe it's not that much better then the yarn I spun for level 1?  I don't know.  My plan is to finish the scarf, block it and decide. If I hate it, and the perfectionist in me say's "Not good enough", I will spin some CVM or merino from rolags woolen and make a hat.  We will see what happens.  The count down is on to Fibre Week 2013!  Only 14 weeks (less 2 days) to go!  Oh! and I'm AMAZED to see that there are already 10 (TEN!) people enrolled in level 3!! Our class is nearly full! 

~Kara




1 comment:

  1. Those colors are wonderfully vibrant. I think the first yarn is my favorite, but they are both very lovely. For your sore wrist, these stretches have been helping alleviate my sewing and knitting pain: http://knitfreedom.com/being-a-knitter/top-5-stretches-for-knitting-pain-relief

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