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Proof of creative weekend....

because pictures or it didn't happen, right? :wink:

So. Thursday was a dye experiment. While it didn't come out *exactly* how I had envisioned it, I like the results:

Van Gogh skein side 2

And the other side:

Van Gogh skein

The inspiration was Van Gogh's "Sunflower" painting. Again, not exactly what I had in mind, but I like how the colors mixed. Can't wait to see it knit up! (But I have to - once I finish my Monet socks I *have* to start on the Hanukkah knitting!)

Then yesterday happened. I sat down at my wheel with a little over 5 ounces of flaming wool from Butterfly Kissed (got it at Dallas Fiber Fest this year).....and ended up with this:

Handspun singles

Which became this before Breakfast today:

Handspun plied

After I skeined it up:

Handspun skein


Handspun plied closeup

It's merino/bamboo/firestar/angelina - the firestar and angelina are the sparkly bits.

I ended up with a little over 225 yards of a light worsted-weight 2-ply. It's for Herself - she wants to KNIT some fingerless mitts using it and some black (which I will spin, probably next weekend). Yes - KNIT. :happy dance: I have 4 ounces of some Finnsheep wool that I'll spin to match, then I'll dye it up. She wants BLACK-black yarn for contrast, so I figure it's better to dye the yarn instead of the fiber - I'll get a more even color.

Right now I have another 425 yards of yarn in the dyepot - I'm doing another multi-color blend. This one is "Peacock" - Brilliant Blue/Teal/Emerald Green/Purple. It looks good at the moment...we'll see how it turns out. (Just checked it - the Green and Blue are fully exhausted. The Purple is almost; the Teal, however, needs a bit longer. I dumped more vinegar in that jar and am letting it go.)

I had forgotten how much I love spinning yarn. I need to try and schedule time at my wheel each week - I have *tons* of fiber that really needs to be converted to yarn so I can *use* it. And I love the whole act of spinning.....and weaving, too, but that's a whole 'nother story. :lol:

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