In our spare time… (part 2)
Many of our WBJC volunteers knit or crochet, and we get to talking in Pledge Central about our hobbies. Many of us bring along a project to show off, and we get to talking about our various fiber
People are often surprised to find out that I also have a spinning wheel and a rigid heddle loom and that I also dye yarn… completely for the fun of it!
So I promised some of my fiber-inclined friends I post some fun pictures of what I did the weekend before the pledge drive:
This is from a Border Leister fleece from a local flock that’s been cleaned, carded and then I spun it into yarn. I had Singleton Fiber Mill in Frederick, MD do most of the prep, but I’m hand carding before I spin.
After I spun up a pound and a half, I decided it was time to dye up a batch!
This is freshly washed, and ready to go into the dye bath. Eventually, I’ll spin up the other 1.5lbs and dye it a second color… all in hopes of knitting a sweater for my husband.
I did a sample swatch…
This was going to be a love deep green…
But as you can see, I got a light, minty green with some dark splotches. Ah well! I’ll just have to over-dye this batch. Darn! 😉
Things like this are not an uncommon site on my porch
What fun things do you do that people might not suspect?