Friday, August 04, 2006
My untouched knitting bag and sock...hmmm.....will just have to wait. I just don't seem to have any interest in my sock knitting lately. I love the Trekking XXL that I'm using for the first time, but spinning and dyeing has completely taken over. I've even thought about taking the Spinning and Dyeing course offered at Place des Arts in the fall, but unfortunately, the teacher that was going to be teaching the course is now booked up with private students. I might take the Intermediate Spinning course at my LYS, Birkeland Bros. in November instead, which would be a lot closer to home. We'll have to see if the schedules jive with work and life.
Here is what I'm spinning now--the 64ct "house" merino from Paradise Fibres that is super dreamy to spin. (no VM at all!) I've got to purchase some more! As you can see, I mixed up some black Lanaset dye to try for the first time with my CIBA dyes. It turned out lighter than what I expected on my roving, but the black dye will come in handy for toning down my other colours for future colour mixing.
Look what I found at the library yesterday, a new book! (Sorry for the glare on the pic.) There are such great craft books for kids today! Has anyone tried making the cool pipe loom made from plumbing parts as per instructions given in this book by Sarah Swett? Please let me know if you have. The book gives credit to a weaver named Archie Brennan who thought up the original concept for this type of loom. I'm so tempted to visit the Home Depot today.