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Monday, September 26, 2005

I Finished Something!


I actually finished something this weekend! Remember the cashmere I bought back in March? Well, I finally finished spinning it and plying it. It was only one ounce and I got just shy of 200 yards of fingering weight 2 ply from it. I have no idea why it took me so long to do, except that I was mostly ignoring it and not doing anything about it. I don't know why roving doesn't spin itself. Just in case you actually remember the cashmere top from ages ago, yes it was a different color. After it was spun it was a pale honey color with grey undertones - not the best color for me to wear. So, into the dyepot with a tiny bit of Wilton's Cornflower Blue and an even tinier bit of Yellow (the yarn already had some yellow in it) and out came this gorgeous silvery blue green color. It was exactly what I was aiming for and its a perfect match for Ramius' eyes. Unfortunately, his eyes were closed at the time of this picture. He has a very demanding sleep schedule and can't be disturbed for silly things like cashmere. I think I'll make a lace neck ring - kinda like the Turtleneck-With-Out-The-Turtle, but more elegant. I figure it will keep me warm and since it only weighs one ounce, it should be easy to wear.

2 Comments:

Blogger EvaLux said...

That yarn looks gorgeous and I think it look wonderful in a "turtleneck thingy" you describe. It made me think of these smoke rings as they're called.
http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/coverings.shtm#smokerings
I like the 2nd and 3rd best :)
Cheers

10:18 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

It looks great. Bet it will be wonderful to knit with! I did some Wilton's dyeing myself this weekend and I spun some up today.

1:16 PM  

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