Going to the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat certainly inspired me to get back behind the wheel and spindle and get out of the spinning doldrums I have been living in since mid-January or so.
I went back to spinning a small bit of fiber I’ve had on this spindle for months… okay, call it a year. It’s a selected section from a braid of hand dyed roving. Spindles are ideal for spinning small bits.
I also finished up this blue and gray-brown yarn. This is drum carded mystery fiber, kind of coarse, with merino-silk cocoons spun in. I am not altogether good at this cocoon technique, but I will keep trying. I do like the juxtaposition of the dull gray-brown yarn and the shiny bright cocoons.
This is made of a drum carded mystery fiber that I dyed with bits of dyed raw silk. I do like the tweedy-ness.
On the knitting front – I’ve finished my blue sweater. I think it’s one of my more successful ones.
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