Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Purple yarn

Here's the plyed yarn on the spindle (I haven't gotten around to setting it yet),

and, here's the leftover from the ply that I set and dyed

I dyed it with a little bit of acid dye first, then I poured s bit of red koolaid on part of the yarn, then put more purple koolaid than I had planned for. Why it came out like this, I don't know, but I have the feeling if I try to recreate it the yarn will just end up dyed brown. Not that there's anything wrong with brown ...

Monday, March 26, 2007

Ply away home

I finally got around to plying my second round of drop spindle yarn.

The first time I plyed I used an awkward wrapping-yarn-around-hand technique as seen here:

Yes, my finger is purple. The spindle in the background is filled with yarn I had also plyed yesterday, but using a different method:

Essentially, I put two full spindles of spun yarn into cardboard boxes. I wrapped the two spun yarns over a hook (for tension), then plyed the two yarns with a another spindle.

I've already dyed the small left over yarn with kool aid, there'll be pictures tomorrow, once it dries.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Socks ahoy

I finished weaving in the ends mere hours ago. The one on the right was the first attempt at a skull, taken from drawing on graph paper, but I thought it looked a lot like a strange primate, so I went free form for the skull on the left.

On to the next project. argh

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Finished wee sweater

So I decided to make the sweater "functional" by putting sleeves. At the last minute I added a picot edging, which I think is a nice touch.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Crochet baby sweater

The sweater was supposed to be for preemies, but it looks a tad big. Like the "decorative" button holes? As you can probably guess, I don't crochet often. I still have to slip stitch around the border, and the pattern says I should pick up at the sleeves to make the sweater, but I think it looks cute the way it is. We shall see ...

Saturday, March 03, 2007

knee warmers

Not the most thrilling of projects, but it's functional (maybe). I think I might try and hand-felt the actual "knee" part.

The pirate socks are almost done, Noah tryed one on yesterday, and said it fit, so I just need to do the toe on the other one, and finish it off with some duplicate stitch.