Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Next Big Thing




This is my next project: I'm going to make this sweater out of a Romney-Cotswold cross that I bought on Ebay. I took the whole fleece and washed it and then spent the last two days dyeing it. I'm happy with the colors that came out. I used Acid-dyes. Now I'm going to let it dry, card it, and attempt to spin a semi-self-striping yarn. This is a frick-load (new made-up word)of yarn and it will take a long long time to spin. I reserve the right to change projects mid-way if the yarn does not suit the pattern in the end. I'll keep you posted on how it goes.

2 comments:

kelsey said...

That is a frick-load. can't wait to see what transpires. pretty sweater!

Knit - R - Done said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I haven't participated in the spinning guild. Every time I've tried there has been a person there who made me feel really crappy.

Anyway, I can't wait to see that sweater. Dyeing in the lock produces the lovliest depth of color. I'll be watching for updates!

BTW, the word verification word is "wowdle." I wish that was a real word.