Spinning for Feral Beginners

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hand-Painted Sliver

A new batch this week:

I admit it -- I really hate to part with the reds with green. I've been painting garden colours this week and this once just had to be painted.  The top photos -- colours not as accurate as the reds/green floral.  Both lots are hand-painted Bennett and Gregor Sliver. Real South Aussie Wool.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

coloured snakes? wool scrolls?

Painting sliver -- again. The scrolls are my favourites -- some coloured sheep wool from Wendy Dennis.

Ok -- nice wool to spin. Check. Time to spin? *sigh* Never mind. It's nice to look at. I'm especially STOKED about the outrageous scarlet red and the sapphire blue that blended with it. (at right in photo) The sliver at the left may be 2 different yarns. The purples and blues go. But the bloodread and paler mauvey colours seem to belong somewhere else. 2 different dye patterns were used for the respective lots. Both colourways are spring florals. And it was 5 degrees last night. 

When coiled, the sliver at the left resembles a fairy's dragon dropping.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Hand-Painted Sliver

A coupla miles of sliver I painted this week:

Wild colours, some monkey in the jungle (?) and 3 blues and a purple featuring a new sapphire blue I've been mixing. Ooooh purdy.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Handspun Heaven

I'm so happy! Vellan swapped yarn with me and I ended up the BIG WINNER! I mean, it hardly seems fair to trade commercial yarn for handspun, but I wasn't going to argue. The purple, teal, light blue hs is merino/soy. *sigh. I just want to look at it.

PURPLE and PINKS for socks? Scarf? sumfin really narce! oooooooooooooh.

The purple, pink, peach, blue is from Ewe Give Me the Knits optim/bamboo. Kaviare and Vellan call it Minced Unicorn yarn. *sniffle* I don't know about that, but I WANT IT and now, ahahahahaha it is mine. MINE I TELL YOU! And the natural corriedale and sumfin is so sorft and gorgeous. *sigh*