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« on: December 26, 2013 09:15:02 AM »

Hey gang!
We usually do our family Christmas the weekend before the actual holiday, so my Christmas eve and Christmas day were open. I used this time to dye some roving and then spin it up! It was the first time I used food coloring to dye, and the first time I dyed roving (I've dyed finished yarn before, though). It was easier than I thought! My folks gave us a turkey fryer setup specifically so that I could dye outside (vinegar smells gross, y'all). I spent the day of the 24th dyeing, then Christmas day was spinning day.

Here's what I came up with. I call it circus:


I wish, I wish, I WISH I had a loom, I'd love to see it woven up into something beautiful. I'm thinking of knitting something using small needles and a garter stitch to simulate a woven look. I'm also kicking around the idea of going to Lowe's and getting materials to build a scarf loom on my own. We shall see!

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I don't actually know what kind of fiber it is. I got a new wheel last month, and this came with as a freebie. It showed up in a giant bag marked 'domestic wool'. Since it doesn't feel fancy, I figured it was an ideal type to play around with.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome! I'm still getting used to this spinning thing!
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013 09:40:36 AM »

The yarn turned out to be so colorful and vibrant!  You could try using the linen stitch, which does look like weaving...it will show off all of the beautiful colors you got!

Good job!
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013 09:50:02 AM »

I adore this yarn!  Cheesy  And I say, go for it and make a loom.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013 10:23:24 AM »

"Still getting used to this spinning thing?!?!" You are doing lovely! This yarn looks great. You got some very saturated colors that look lovely together.
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013 10:35:37 AM »

pollyprissypants - that is some beautiful yarn!  I think you did a great job!
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013 10:48:11 AM »

Thanks so much for the kind words, guys! I really appreciate all the compliments!

I'm glad that the colors came out the way they did- on the roving, they looked kind of splotched and uneven. And the purple completely broke during the process- you could see spots of blue and maroon where the color just completely came apart. All the problem parts just kind of spun out, though. Thank goodness!

I found a very easy tutorial for a scarf loom. I have all the materials in my garage. I think that's going to happen before Christmas break is over!

You guys rock! Thanks for the encouragement!
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013 01:08:26 PM »

Can't wait to see...the scarf will be so lovely!
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2013 04:27:52 PM »

so much pretty colour!!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2014 05:48:51 PM »

Love it, want it, pinned it =)
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2014 06:05:47 PM »

Seriously. I want this yarn! So pretty!
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