She seeketh wool and flax and worketh willingly with her hands. --Proverbs 31:13

8/24/2005

Let's try this again. I am having a lot of trouble with Picasa and Blogger today. I hope this goes through this time. I finished the socks Monday night. I think they turned out very nice, very soft. The top ribbing is not very elastic, but since the whole leg is basically a ribbing, I think they are going to stay up okay. I made a huge mistake and didn't find that I had missed a cable until after I had bound off. I did not go back and fix it. A perfectionist I'm not, and I figure, well, it's going to be under my pants and no one but you all and myself are going to know there is a mistake in the sock.

I did some more dyeing on Monday night. I think I figured out what was going on with the roving from my last post. I didn't make sure the roving was completley saturated with dye, and that left a lot of white that then made the finished yarn a lot paler than the roving. This new batch of roving turned out better. I like this one in shades of blue and turquoise. I think it will make a really pretty yarn.

I really like this one though. I think this is my favorite of all the rovings I have ever dyed. The purple in this picture is a little brighter than the actual roving, and it just looks delicous. The plum sets off the gold, rust and cardinal perfectly. I am almost afraid to spin it, because it is so beautiful.

Yesterday, I spun up 8 ounces of fiber for a special project. Here is the finished yarn. I can't tell you anymore about it than that. I can't wait to start knitting!

5 comments:

Wool Winder said...

That's not a snail's pace! You are accomplishing plenty. Love the way the colors came out. And, the yarn is beautiful. Good for you for not ripping out the sock. I can't even see the mistake in the picture.

Katherine said...

I love that sunset-colored roving! I did a similar colorway a few weeks ago. Yours looks gorgeous.

As for the sock, remember, every project has to have some mistake in it. As my mother always says, "If someone is looking that close, you should slap them!" Those socks are terrific!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh, what beautiful rovings. What beautiful spun yarn you've made. Do you use a wheel? I can't remember. Just mouth watering, all of it!

Beth said...

Love your socks. So many knitters (or just the knitters who blog, maybe)seem to have heavy perfectionist tendencies. I am relieved to see someone whose knitting more closely resembles my own. I would not have fixed that mistake, either. Sometimes a big rip-back sucks all the joy from a project. Beautiful rovings and yarn, too!

Jill said...

Those colors are beautiful together, Jan! Where do you find the time? I started on a pair of socks. I'll have to post a picture on my blog.