Saturday, January 19, 2008

Spin Spin Spin

In spinning news, things just get better and better all the time. Here are some mitts I knit with some of my earliest handspun. I dyed up roving in Blue Agate Beauty and spun it thick 'n thin into chunky. The mitts are soooo soft.



I bought a roving from a wonderful seller on etsy called Pigeonroofstudios. But don't shop there, 'cuz her rovings are so popular that they sell out in minutes, and I don't need any more competition. Hers is the one on the right. She called it Tree Scum. Mine is the one on the left. I called it Little Green Apples.



After I spun them both as singles, I plied them together into what I'm calling Apple Core. I love it and kept a skein for myself. I listed the other skein at etsy.



This is another of my recent spun yarns. I haven't listed it yet, and not sure if I will or not yet. I will likely call it Embers since I dye that colorway on other yarn. I plied it with two different rovings that I spun into singles.



This one never got named. I took it to an appointment to show off to a knitter-woman I know. She couldn't stop cuddling with it and finally asked (sort of begged) if I would sell it to her. It's a single of 100% Blue Face Leicester that I spun by stripping off roving that I dyed and reversing two strands so that they spun as they mixed colours from each other.



And finally, a couple of delectable rovings I dyed last week. The first one is BFL; the second one is merino.



16 comments:

Suzann said...

Just beautiful Jayne.

YummyYarn said...

You're having great fun! I love to see your experiments. But please, help me to feel better -- you have some rovings that came out looking like ass, that you're just not posting pictures of, right?

jayne said...

So far the only thing that came out looking like ass was some roving that looked like ass before I got my hands on it. YY, you were right about something, but I'll tell you in person. That said, I haven't dyed many rovings yet.

Anonymous said...

Love your sense of color, Jayne. You sure have caught on to spinning quickly, and the same for your dyeing! Really like the Apple Core combinations. Good work, keep it up!
Jamie

CatBookMom said...

The mitts are great and so are the colors of your handspun. And the rovings, of course. You have so much talent!!

Lisa W. said...

looks like so much fun and of course with your expert eye for color this will be a wonderful adjunct to your etsy shop...start stocking up...i'm shooting for june for a big handspun purchase ;0 think 'lime is for lisa', and some of those rich earthy and watery colors you do so very very well...yep, those will be on hold for me right?

jayne said...

LOL, Lisa, you know where to find me :)

lunadog said...

Have you tried plying stash yarn together? It's a fun experiment, especially when you're asking yourself, "what did I buy that for?"

Love your latest mitts and the caramel/green yarn! I'm so glad you're enjoying yourself - it's inspirational.

Trish - My Merino Mantra said...

Jayne, Jayne! Look at you! You're a spinner, too! I see some more Jayne loveliness in my future.

knitterinmt said...

Jayne, I love your mitts! I stumbled across your etsy site recently. I have a question...I've been trying to make some mitts of my own, but the edge on the hand keeps rolling. It looks as if yours doesn't...would you care to share your secret?

DancingMooney said...

Jayne, your spun yarns are looking absolutely awesome! I think I need to learn to knit!!

Janell

BabyLongLegs said...

Those rovings are awesome :)

ebbandflo said...

i am sooo envious of your spinnerability now ....

so i've tagged you!
Here are the rules:


1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.


2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.


3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.


4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

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Diane said...

Gorgeous yarn, and that Blue Agate is particularly spectacular

Helen said...

Just beautiful :) Isn't spinning fun?

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