Saturday, May 18, 2013
For the past week or so, I have been doing quite a bit of dyeing, trying to restock my Etsy shop. My supplies of rovings and other items was dwindling, the cupboards were starting to look bare, so I kicked it into high gear and spent some time out in my hot studio. Thankfully, the weather has cooled down a bit. Lots of new rovings in my Etsy store now.
I'm still treadling away every day, too. Spinning is such a calming and centering activity. This skein was spun using one of my handpainted rovings in merino/cashmere (80/20) called "Olive Branch" that I plied with one of Miryha's Blarney Yarns Polwarth rovings in "Sour Apple II". Two-ply fingering weight, 442 yards, 3.9 oz.
Another relaxing activity is knitting, which I try to do a bit of every day. Here I'm using the handspun skein that was in my last post: "Cinco de Mayo" plied with "North Woods". This is the edging of a shrug that I'm knitting.And finally, this morning, I dragged out the bins of eco printed fabrics that I have dyed and been accumulating. Out came my scissors and rotary cutter and pieces were flying all over the place -- no plan, just snip, snip and cut, cut. Then I started piecing some of the odd shapes together. Like a jigsaw puzzle. I don't know where this is going but . . . it's a shame to just let all those beautiful leaf prints sit around in plastic . . . and . . . I got some of those ideas swimming in my head down onto the table. Whew! That frees up the clutter in my head.
Back to having fun!