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.
Ladybug #1, Merino top, BFL locks, and Silk noil.
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.
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!