Started Spinning the Teal Superwash Merino

Spinning start of the teal Merino superwash


I’ve begun spinning the merino superwash.  Merino is such a delight to spin, it’s soft and handles easily, even when dyed.  I do tease it a bit (pull it gently until it slips in it’s roving form) to make sure it will come out of the roving easily as I spin.  I’m striving for a baby weight, we will see how consistant I am with a near pound of this roving.  I will be spinning on it everyday so the consistancy should be there, I have trouble when I let it sit a while before going back to it, :P.  It should make a lovely shawl.  I will post a picture when this skein is done, probably this week end.   I love having a week of vacation :).

I know It’s Been a Month…

Kettle dyed superwash merino roving


Yes, it has been almost a month since my last post.  My job has been very stressful (mortgage industry and with the lower mortgage rates it has been VERY busy) and overtime has been involved, I caught a very bad cold almost 3 weeks ago that went into bronchitis, the severe coughing has subsided but there is still some coughing and still an occational coughing spasm,  and still some congestion, but at least I don’t have to sit up all night to sleep anymore.  I have a long awaited for and much needed vacation starting Monday this week, so much rest will be the order of the day everyday this week :).

I got the dye I ordered to dye the merino superwash roving that I had on hand.  It is for a friend who will be knitting the Daisy Rectangular Shawl I designed.  She will be entering it in the state fair where she lives this coming year.  I will post a picture of the skeins when I finish spinning, and I will post a picture of her shawl when she is finished knitting it, as she does not have a blog.  :).  Now, tho it’s a beautiful teal color on my screen (and exactly what I was hoping for), this denotes my lack of expertise in the picture taking arena – the roving did not turn out as teal as I had hoped, it is more green than the picture shows, but hopefully the color will be loved by my friend.  If I had more experience with dying I could probably correct the color to what I had hoped for, but alas I do not have that expertise at this time.  Maybe she can correct the color after she knits it.

I will be doing some cleaning tomorrow morning as my kitchen sink has a leak in the pipes underneath (I found it when I went to get the kettle out to dye the roving on Friday) and my landlord will be coming tomorrow morning to fix the pipe (the trap) and most of the stuff that was under my sink is now on my counter, some stuff I had to toss.  Sigh.