Thursday, November 17, 2011

Spinning and knitting my own yarn!

I have been experimenting with my dyed roving. Spun two small skeins and I'm knitting a sweet pattern- Cedar leaf shawlette.
You may follow my project on ravelry. It feels is so exciting to start from scratch and be close to a finished project. I like my hand-spun yarn. I like the colors. It's magical!
Local and from our garden--Fall squashes. I also tried madder and got several really exciting results. I think the goal was the color red. However, I love my locally dyed local wool! I had picked some elderberry and made a dye bath with these. I got a nice soft lavender. But, it was confirmed that the lightfast on Elderberry dyes is not good. I will probably over dye with Indigo.