Thursday, January 3, 2008

Cupid Lost his Cookies in my Dye Room

Yes it's true. Cupid has thrown up all over my yarn. With Valentine's Day being a little more than a month away, what better than a bunch of Love Themed Colors. I was a crazy dyeing lady today! I hand painted three skeins of yarn, solid red, solid pink, and red and pink together. Also, I did three sets of roving...one 5 ounces in shades of pink and white, the other two one ounce samplers of pink and white. The one laying across the yarns in the pic below is my favorite. It looks like cotton candy.
Enough with the Cupid Puke. I had a wild hair and I knit up the yarn I spun. It turned out pretty nifty. It was a small amount, so I used size 19 needles and cast on only 6 stitches.
I think I may make a cell phone case out of it, just to keep it as my first hand dyed, hand spun, hand knit project. Hopefully first of many more to come! With more consistency and less over spinning. I see a spinning wheel in my near future.
Lastly, I did get some Valentine's Day Roving up for sale on Etsy. It was so hard, I really wanted to keep it to spin myself...but I have to make money some how! CLICK HERE if you want to check it out.

1 comment:

MissMichelle said...

BEAUTIFUL work, sweetie!!

Isn't it LOVELY finding a niche?!?!

I desperately miss my gown business...but, who knows what the future holds...???

Kudos to you, darlin'!!