Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Katie's Cozy Craft Corner

Come and mingle with Amsterdam Craft enthousiasts of all persuasions!!! Come on out to the March edition of Katie's Cozy Craft Corner.

Fun will be had by all.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Step Right Up...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you today, my very own handspun yarn. Take a look:

These two are handspun from white merino, and dyed with Kool Aid.

These two are handspun using two colors of wool alternately. It was good practice for joining, but turned out way knotty. The pink and white one might have enough yarn for some chunky baby legwarmers, so maybe I'll see about whipping some of those out while I'm sleeping tonight...

I am officially hooked on spinning. I can't believe this has happened to me. Here I was, happily existing with my 7 unfinished knitting projects, 5 or so designs-in-progress, 2 businesses, and a long to-do list, and a new obsession comes into my life. Unbelievable. I still have a long way to go, but I am learning a lot and having a lot of fun doing it.

This yarn was just an overdye of a horrible first go with madder and alum (I think alum anyway). It was a terribly somber brownish salmon color. Now it is this lovely orange-red. It's Knit Picks lace weight.