Thing-a-Week #36

It’s the return of Thing-a-Week*!

Back in August, for Thing-a-Week #20, my friend Ewenique and I dyed some yarn and fiber, all in the same color: “Screen Door Purple.” (There’s a story behind that name, but I’m not telling!) This week, I finally got around to spinning the fiber.

Handspun

The 8 ounces of Corriedale fiber spun up to about 430 yards of yummy, plummy DK-weight yarn. Not sure what I’ll do with it. It’s not soft enough for next-to-skin wear, but I’m sure it’ll make a nice… something. Any ideas?

Handspun

* I know what you’re thinking. There’s no way I’m up to #36. My last Thing was #23 three months ago. I missed 13 (yes, 13!!) weeks due to work and other busy stuff. I thought about it a lot, and I had two choices: pick up where I left off with #24 and add make-up days to the end, or skip them, plow ahead, and end in March as originally planned. Since it’s a miracle I’ve made it this far, I’m taking the easier route and skipping the 13 Things I missed. Sorry to disappoint, but I’m sure I’ll still come up with some good stuff before I’m done!

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Thing-a-Week #20

Another joint venture! This week: dyed fiber. I had a crafting playdate with my friend Ewenique Saturday. We had loads of fun, and spent a good part of the day dyeing yarn and fiber.

Thing a Week #20: dyeing

The yarn is 2 skeins Patons Classic Wool Merino, worsted weight, and the fiber is 8oz of commerical Corriedale that I had. We used Dharma acid dyes, mainly Midnight Blue and a plummy mix of Midnight Blue and Fire Engine Red. They’re still drying now, but Ewenique gets one of those skeins.