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Archive for July, 2008

Here is my newest dyed yarn.  Most of it is kool-aid dyeing, but the yellow in the citrus colors (the yellow, orange and green yarn) is actually lemon sugar free jello.  Kool-aid does not have a bright yellow so I thought I would try this and it seemed to work.  In the cornucopia colors (yellow, red, green and dark red yarn) the yellow is acutally from mustard.  I used the same idea just I used mustard in the water/vinager instead of kool-aid because we all know once mustard gets in something it never never never comes out.  LOL   Both have been thoroughly washed and rinsed afterwards in very warm water and they did not fade out.  Thank you to Enchanted Yarn and Fiber for all the lessons! 🙂  

 

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I stopped in at a local knitting shop yesterday while I was wedding shopping with my daughter.  OMG!  Look what I found.  They are called the Fibersphere.  They are really neat.  They keep your yarn clean and the coolest part is you can put two together and use them to keep your sock yarn from getting all tangled up when you do two socks at once on circular needles.  

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You know if you can not laugh at yourself, you should learn how.  I just have to share this story from today. 

Well, first I broke the belt on my spinning wheel.  This is the first time I have ever done this and it was from either to much use or it just broke.  I will go for the to much use reason.   🙂   So I email and whine I broke it and RoLynn tells me how to fix it.  yayyyyyyyyyyyyy  This won’t be hard at all and it was not.  (now those that know me can see this look on my face as I tell you this next part)   I get it all back together and let it the joint fix cool.  Now I am ready to put it back on the wheel. 

The question is HOW?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!  

(some of you saw this coming)  Yes, I took it totally off the wheel and had it in another room fixing it!  So now as I go to put it around the wheel I figure out that when you join the belt it must be under that piece of wood BEFORE you join it.  OMG! what a wail I let out.   LOL  Now I must do it all over again!  Yes, I have done it and it is fixed. 

Note:  if there is a way to get it under that piece after fixing it in the other room, don’t tell me till the next time I have to fix it.  🙂

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I am spinning Soy Silk for a very special project.  I can’t say what for just yet as she reads my blog. (but some of you already know) 🙂

It is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo soft!  It is going to stay the natural color.  I am so very excited and can’t wait to design the pattern for this project.  I got the Soy Silk fiber at Enchanted Yarn and Fiber.

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Today at Enchanted Yarn and Fiber, I took my second dyeing class.  The first was the kool-aid dye.  I did not get a picture of it up but I did get pictures of this class yarn.  🙂    I made 2 skeins of sock weight yarn and I am going to cable ply them.  I can’t wait to see them.  Did I beat you getting up pictures Nancy?  LOL

UPDATE:  I named this colorway  RAINBOW SHERBERT 🙂  that is what it reminds me of

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We are about to start the Underground Railroad Sampler by Eleanor Burns at Sit and Sew at church.  yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy I have not finished a quilt in a while so it will be nice to get back to it.  Time to shop for material!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  🙂  This will be the first quilt I have ever made out of civil war reproduction material.  I can’t wait to get started.

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Guess I have been neglecting my blogging for spinning.   I will post what I have done soon. 🙂  Right now I have been spinning soy silk for a shawl.  A VERY IMPORTANT shawl.    It is so soft and very luxurious.  (I have always wanted to use that word, Velma 🙂 does all the time)

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