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21  Re: my kind of colour therapy in Dyeing: Completed Projects by k_cat on: February 22, 2011 05:24:17 AM
hehe, thank you. Grin next time i'll try to spell HELLO WORLD or something like that...

still don't know how much wool it's in total, maybe i'm going to weigh it this evening...

uncarded, anonymous sheep - i washed it several months ago, but there's still some hay and other stuff left in it... doesn't bother me, though.


greens and blues


reds, pinks, yellows


finally - a basket full of wooly joy. Grin


i reused most of the dye baths and took water from the basin i used to presoak the wool - so i didn't use that much water after all... (was trying to see how much water it actually takes for this kind of dyeing process.)
i have another doctor's appointment this afternoon (already had one this morning.  Roll Eyes) and i might be washing and dyeing more wool afterwards. or maybe i'll get my mother to start carding. (we have a drumcarder and she'll get some of the wool to spin for herself, so it isn't like i'm punishing her. Grin)
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22  my kind of colour therapy in Dyeing: Completed Projects by k_cat on: February 21, 2011 01:39:00 PM
i wasn't feeling too well today, due to a lot of things (e.g.: i had to burry one of my cats; it was time for my at-least-weekly doctor's appointment;...) - so i decided to dye some wool. only a little bit... not too much...  Wink
i usually dye batts of 100gr each. the problem is: i can't handle heavy things with my hands, and thus can't handle that "large" amounts of wet wool or big bowls full of water. turns out i'm able to dye smaller batts of circa 25gr each.  and i dyed... twelve of those - i mean, that's only 300gr. Grin i just couldn't stop myself.


100% pre-carded merino, dyed with acid dyes (i only have yellow, red, blue, black and violet, so a lot of mixing was involved)

i put them outside to dry... so colourful, i started to grin like mad.


my father almost died laughing when he saw the clothesline... in his opinion i should have tried to spell something like "HAPPY BIRTHDAY", taken a picture of it AND made greeting cards for yarn addicts.  Roll Eyes


and, because it's really cold outside: they FROZE. they all FROZE, and they dried. Smiley can you see the little icicles hanging down from some of them?


tadaa!



oh, and... i'm going to add more pictures tomorrow. because, like i said, i just couldn't stop myself. especially after i visited the doctor (my medicine still doesn't work properly, etc...).
i dyed some (read: everything i could find) washed but uncarded anonymous wool from my stash. Grin it's still drying. i think my mother looks forward to carding all that stuff for me, lol.

but: i'm feeling a bit better now. all those colours really helped to improve my mood today. Smiley

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edit: scroll down for more colour. Wink
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23  Re: Fiber Friday December 10, 2010 in Spinning: Completed Projects by k_cat on: December 12, 2010 03:49:35 AM
woooow. i love your yarns!  Shocked

due to a sudden rush of arthritis i only got one yarn spun this week.
thick+thin yellow/blue/purple merino plyed with thin blue merino

two skeins, soft and fluffy... Smiley
hope i'll be able to spin again next week.

by the way, this is how the white yarn i dyed last weekend now looks like.

(mittens! knit for me by my mother. they're matching the hat)

please, show some more yarn porn!
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24  Re: Fiber Friday - December 3, 2010 in Spinning: Completed Projects by k_cat on: December 03, 2010 11:46:10 AM
lovely yarns. Smiley

80g hand-dyed wool plyed with shimmering turquoise nylon thread


70g grey wool, sturdy and not too soft, for a weaving project


and finally: 85g white wool, going to get acid dyed this evening...
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25  Re: Fiber Friday - November 25 2010 in Spinning: Completed Projects by k_cat on: November 27, 2010 07:48:55 AM
finally had some time to spin this week...

Autumn Rust, 84g of hand dyed merino, 2-ply


i recently got two batts as a gift from my mother.
one: a merino/silk blend in sea colours, 115g, 2-ply


two: a merino/silk blend in blue/lavender, 120g - i spun this as a 2-ply but i didn't take a picture of the yarn... as i'm not allowed to knit at the moment, my mother used this yarn to knit me a hat. (it's winter, after all!) so i only have a pic of the finished hat... Wink the colours turned out quite beautiful and harmonic. maybe i'll ask her where she got the batts and buy some more.


now that i am minimizing that stash again, i need to buy more wool.  Grin
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26  Re: Fiber Friday 01/29/10 in Spinning: Completed Projects by k_cat on: January 29, 2010 06:00:16 AM
First time posting in one of those FF threads.  Wink

I didn't have much time this week, so it's only one skein.
18-20 wpi, and about 230m (~ 250 yards).

Wheelspun, dyed purple, plyed with golden yellow thread. I started knitting yesterday - it's going to be a light scarf for me. Found out the yellow is shimmering...  Cheesy

I washed a lot of wool this week, part of it is going to be spun during the weekend... Oh, and we had a lot of snow lately. The sheep don't seem to mind, though. Wink
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27  Re: Hippie Trip the Psycho Bunny in Knitting: Completed Projects by k_cat on: December 28, 2009 01:58:14 PM
Hehe, yes. Here are pictures of two other Psycho Bunnies.
Mister S. and Frankie, still lacking his eyes and some more stitches at that time...
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28  Hippie Trip the Psycho Bunny in Knitting: Completed Projects by k_cat on: December 24, 2009 01:52:13 PM
I've been around here for several years, but this is the first project I'll post.  Undecided

I started knitting Psycho Bunnies in spring - while watching horror movies with my best friend. I don't know who came up with the thought of knitting a bunny that's wearing a straitjacket. It was probably my fault idea. (Besides, we like the Book of Bunny Suicides. Which MIGHT have been some kind of influence, too... Grin)
Mister S. Jacket was followed by Frankie, a cute green fellow with "a few" black stitches all over his body. There were others, but Frankie and S. Jacket are my favourites. (S. Jacket was adopted by my boyfriend in September.)
I knit another Psycho Bunny as a christmas gift for my best friend. Hippie Trip the Psycho Bunny is nearly 18 cm (~ 7 inch) tall, made of bright coloured yarn.
Oh, and I'll have to correct his shape a little bit. Maybe he'll get some more stuffing. Or maybe not.

If he weren't a present for my best friend, I'd keep him.

Happy holidays everyone. Gotta make some more Psycho Bunnies now, I guess...

k_cat
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