Saturday, 18 April 2009

WOOL, WOOL, WOOL

We are enjoying the last days of our Easter break and we have been lucky with the weather, being able to spend a lot of time outside.
I managed quite a few wooly things too:
First I dyed some wool rovings that I intend to spin in the near future.

Then I spun and plyed. As you can see in the picture I am not really an expert at plying yet!
And this is the end result with the 2 rovings I used in the background. If the yarn was not so scratchy I would be very pleased with it!

With the help of my DS, I dyed some sock yarn as well. I tried this time to get some spring/summer colours to match the weather.

I wish you a nice week with some mild weather.

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! And those blues are divine. I can hardly wait to see what you come out with next. Would you believe my DH finished his first scarf and it was patterned to boot. (4 knit, 4 purl to make a checkerboard)

gwensmom said...

What a gorgeous array of color! Wow- you must really be in the mood to knit socks- that's a lot of yarn!

Libby said...

What fun to dye and spin your own yarn *s*

Connie W said...

Gwen, I love looking at the photos of your beautiful, colorful yarn, it is wonderful! I admire your many talents, quilting, spinning, dying and knitting with the yarn.
How wonderful.

Marie France said...

Je vois que tu t'améliores.
Bisous

tami said...

Those yarns are so beautiful. Inspiration. It just makes me want to knit.