Thursday, June 29, 2006

Pioneer Woman? Ha!

So, flushed with my newfound spinning "expertise", I ordered some fiber from Wild and Wooly Fibers. I wish that I could have taken a picture of how it came packaged, but I was ripping through the beautiful wrapping job like a 6-yr-old on Christmas morning before I thought to take a picture. Anyway, I ordered some punkin-y orange and some brick-y red roving, which I spun thusly:

Then I plied them together, thusly:

And then, wound the yarn, thusly:

And so it turned out all good and yarn-y and stuff, but it's only 55 yards, and I'm beginning to wonder about my pioneer woman skills, namely my tolerance for spending 30 hours of labor to produce 55 yards of yarn.

So I turned my attention back to my Smart Summer Knitting Project, the wool and mohair bag. I started with two full skeins of Lamb's Pride Worsted (from my stash, nonetheless!!), but as I headed down the homestretch toward the handles, I noticed that there seems to be quite a bit more blue than gray left.

What's up with that?? I refuse to buy another skein, which defeats the purpose of stash-busting, but I am in a little bit of a quandary as to how to finish this. Perhaps I should just start something else, eh?


Blogger Marfa's Mewsings said...

The Divine DJ,
Love the colors of that hand spun yarn - you go, girl!
Are you hot or what?!!
And I don't mean from our Philly temps & humidity either ^..^

8:35 PM  

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