07/29/2009 July 29, 2009Posted by jeninmaine in dyeing, kidlet, photography, spinning.
Tags: dyeing, fiber, merino, photos, roving, seacell, spinning, wool
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More photos today. Forward momentum, slow but steady.
I am really loving this yarn, it was an experiment. It involves mixing up a crapton of dye and was very fiddly but I think the results are worth it.
Kidlet was particularly handsome today so I made him submit to an impromptu shoot before I took him to camp.
I love this outfit – Jenn got him that shirt and I think it’s hysterical.
Cheesy fake smile.
I’ve never really converted my pictures to black and white before – it’s much, MUCH more forgiving. Why haven’t I done this sooner?!
“Look up. No, higher. Don’t tilt your chin up, just look up with your eyes.”
To try to get him to smile I asked him what would make him happy and he said, “Strawberries!” so I said to him, “Think about strawberries!”
He is truly his mother’s son.
God, I love that kid. More than life itself.
Fiber News April 16, 2009Posted by jeninmaine in Crafty, dyeing, Etsy, spinning.
Tags: darth crafty, dyeing, fiber, frog hair, jesh, merino, roving, seacell, spindle, spinning
I traded a Ravelry friend, Jesh, who has a super cool Etsy shop for one of her drop spindles. I traded her moneys and some merino/seacell fiber I dyed to her specs:
The spindle she made for me is so pretty and she included a little sample of baby camel fiber. Wow, that stuff is so very soft and spins like a dream! I don’t really use a drop spindle all that often but I love her stuff. I figure it’ll be a good thing to have for times I can’t use my wheel.
In other news I’ve been working on some new fiber, this is superwash Blue Faced Leicester from Frog Hair Fibers:
This is next in line once I’m done with that, also from the same seller, superwash merino:
And just because shots of Lego Darth Vader and fiber arts amuses me, I give you Darth Crafty:
Yarn, redux December 4, 2008Posted by jeninmaine in spinning.
Tags: creatively dyed, handspun, Joy, ladybug, merino, schacht, seacell, wool, yarn
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I took some new shots in better light – the direct sunlight ones were too glinty.
Get up close and personal with my plies.
Weekend yarn November 24, 2008Posted by jeninmaine in spinning.
Tags: creatively dyed, Joy, ladybug, merino, schacht, seacell, wool
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Not a lot to report. Weekend was okay.
I did get a bit of spinning done which I am happy about – I measured out that pink one-ply and it came to 233 yards. I can’t really say what weight it is as it varies quite a bit. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to ply it or just leave it as a single, but Joy convinced me to twist set and thwack it to get all those kinks out and leave it as a single so that’s what I’ll do. I’m not completely happy with it but it’s a nice color.
I also spun about 7 ounces of that Creatively Dyed superwash merino and seacell fiber – I have about half an ounce to go and I’m hoping to cram it on the bobbin somehow. I’m very happy with how the single is spinning up, I think it’s going to be really neat once its plied.