Wednesday, May 18, 2011

All the little batts. Peach yarn and components. 42 yards 3 ply, 17 gm. Absolutely the color I was going for, sportweight, a tad fuzzy and lofty/soft/squishy. This is so fun. And the KA is so easy, non-threatening. Even though I have a skein about 6 years old, dyed with no technique, that is still nuclear in its' coloring, I'm worried about fading and will probably invest in the Jacquard dyes

Dye Day #1

Koolaid being available: Grape, orange, black cherry. Also did lemon and green. Blended the lemon, cherry and orange to make a lovely peach batt, not well visible in bottom picture. Made everything into batts separately and then tore and layered to blend. Also did cherry + grape.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Not easy taking pictures of white batts. Could be Maltese sleeping for all you know. Results of last post washing. 4 intensely fluffy poufs, left my foot in for scale. Amazing for 2oz.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Maryland Sheep and Wool

The weather this year was perfect although the people wearing sweaters looked hot.

We got there at 0830 and the field was half full of cars. The actual venues didn't seem as crowded as in the past. Shorter lines at the potties, handwashing stations by the Port-a-Pots. They added a new section of vendors and there was a LOT of stuff to see.

However, since last year I'd been thinking about the Ruppert Corriedale fleeces so that was 1st stop. Even though the thought of processing 6+ lbs and then all that white yarn... The washing is going to be a snap. Soak a few minutes in hot water and Dawn, quick rinse soak. Blinding white, all grease gone.

Other stuff bought: 8oz from Bullen's Wullens, soap and 2 skeins lace yarn from Creatively Dyed.