Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Color madness.

Not much going on here, other than more of the medication crap. Though I'm feeling more motivated and awake, so that's good. Real good.

But, well. Tour de Fleece taught me one thing: I really don't like spinning solid colors, especially not natural colors. Snoresville. (Unfortunately, I've got three pounds of assorted natural fibers to spin for a sweater. I'm thinking I'll do it in stages, between stuff I enjoy spinning more.) I found myself at Natural Stitches yesterday, and rather than buying the books I went for, I found myself in the fiber department, buying COLOR. (Yes, yes, I've got two pounds of natural merino waiting for me to dye it colors. Quit harshing my buzz.)

I wound up buying a Northern Lights pencil roving from Louet. Half a pound of it. I split it in half by length, and am going to spin it into two close-enough halves and knit socks with it. Um, this is one half of it:
That's half of it, AFTER I spun for about two hours. So far there has been no noticeable dent put into it.
While I was spinning it, I realized the yellow-to-dark-orange part reminded me of the dark rum floated on top of a Mai Tai. And the orange-to-other-orange part reminded me of a Tequila Sunrise. Someone else said it reminded them of a Singapore Sling. So, hell, I'm calling it 'Burning Rum'.

Oh, I also got this multiple-blues sort of thing, a silk and merino blend. Probably more socks. Maybe mittens. Can't decide. BUT IT'S COLOR.


Then, this evening, I finally did something I've been meaning to do for quite a while.
I'm taking advantage of the silver hair.

Pictures when it's done.


Oh, I also got some Madeline Tosh lace:
I'm doing a prototype shawl thingie, for possible sale later. And to keep my neck warm when the weather cools, 'cause my PT told me to.


The Goob's been having fun.

Now I've gotta go spin some more.


Donna Lee said...

Love the pink! It matches some batts I got in the mail yesterday. Talk about color! These are the pinkest of pink. I don't know what they'll be when they're spun up (it's a merino/nylon blend so socks are a possibility) but I won't get bored spinning it. I have 3 pounds of natural colored wool to spin for a sweater and you're right. It gets boring real quick.

Roxie said...

Get those books on tape and let your rational brain sink into them while your body plays with the soothing solid colors. You will be amazed at how much you can accomplish with a good book!

Amy Lane said...

Love the pink-- and can't wait to see the roving pan out! And I can't wait to see what you do!