Sunday, May 27, 2007

2 pounds

is a LOT of roving!


This is 2 whole pounds of "Mermaid dreams". It will either be a shawl for an up coming show, or just become happy, slubby yarn if the piece that I submitted to a different show is not accepted.

This pile actually reminds me of entrails. I don't know whether or not I should have shared that with you, but there it is. I was fortunate enough to have been able to purchase about 8 pounds of merino roving not to long ago and I have been dyeing like a crazy woman ever since. I love the whole dyeing process. Choosing the colours, consulting my notes, rinsing it all out. Waiting for it to dry is always a bit of a problem, but not impossible. And then, the spinning. I love the spinning almost as much as I love the dyeing. We have been watching quite a few movies in the evening, and that is when I get the majority of my spinning done these days. The day times are just too busy and the guilt of doing something other than one of the things on my "need to do" list is just to great for me to indulge.
I was also at the doctor the other day and mentioned the pain that I have been feeling in my hip the past few days. Her diagnosis was bursitis. I am suppose to rest (HA!) and not do anything to strenuous for the next little while. The good news is that it is in my left hip and I treadle with my right foot. So spinning is alright to do. Thank heaven for small miracles!

And thanks to all of you who gave me suggestions about my spinning for my lace shawl. I think that what I may do is just keep spinning the merino that I am working on and then ply it with itself. Hold on to the silk for a while. Spin some of my undyed merino as yarn for the shawl. There you have it! The queen of lace procrastination strikes again!

But then again, I did dye some grayish purple yesterday that may match my silk.......

2 comments:

Diana said...

That looks like one big ball of spinning fun!

clothesknit said...

pretty pretty! lots of spinning and plying ahead of you...