Lab continues to eat my brain, but it’s also progressing, albeit slowly.
And, of course, as per usual, it’s made me way behind on keeping things updated.
First, I got another shipment of fiber. Mmm fiber. Finn, Wensleydale, and Corriedale combed top, and Romney roving. Yummy. Douglas (though, he’s an alpaca, maybe he’s really Diego?) is using it as a bed.
The finn and wensleydale are weighed out for dyeing.
Sent out a bunch of fiber last week, including a larger order, which as I mentioned before gets an added bonus. The order has arrived, so I can post them now. The order was pink, so I provided a pair of orphan stitch markers, in pink. These are orphan from the stars and moons beads, which I got a while ago from a place that no longer exists.
Rhodonite – Metal – Sodalite
Let’s see, what else? Well, I’ve actually got almost enough photos to finally open the Gnomespun in the Wild gallery. Just need permission from one person to post a photo.
Oh right, dyeing.
Been doing quite a bit. Two, sadly, I didn’t get photos of. But my friends at knit night seemed to enjoy them. A Soft Corundum and a new colorway, Lavender Fields, disappeared. Not that I’m complaining, as the money went into a project I’m working on.
Before the new stuff, here’s the Brick I mentioned earlier, actually braided up.
9.5 oz of Border Liecester, carded roving. In a MONSTER BRAID OF DOOOOOOM.
More of the alpaca/merino/silk fiber. Oh the semi-solids are such fun in this fiber! Spring colors!
First, early in spring, bloom the daylillies. Orange bursts of sunshine and green in a world still waking up from winter.
Daylillies. 6oz of Alpaca/Merino/Silk 50/30/20 Combed Top
As summer bursts upon the scene, so do the poppies. I didn’t manage to catch the soft shine of this fiber well. It really does remind me of the slight gleam of a poppy petal in both shade and shine.
Poppies. 8oz Alpaca/Merino/Silk 50/30/20 Combed Top
Finally, later in the summer, the Rose of Sharon blooms. Softly variegated roses with a tinge of blue (unless you have more basic soil, when they’ll be bluer).
Rose of Sharon. 4oz BFL Combed Top
And there’s nothing like watching the summer sun set, late in the warm evenings…
As the Sun Sets. 3oz BFL Combed Top
And two colorways which aren’t new.
Soft Corundum, a slightly less intense version of Corundum. 6oz Alpaca/Merino/Silk 50/30/20 Combed Top.
And Amethyst Dreams, which didn’t make it to the shop last time. 8oz Alpaca/Merino/Silk 50/30/20 Combed Top.
Also a small blob of unnamed blending silk.
Mmmm… fiber. Essentially out of this fiber for now. But plenty of others on the way.
Currently have a big bunch of New Mown Hay in the dyepot for a friend.
Ok, time for bed. Past, in fact, by over an hour.
Night everyone. I’ll get these up on the shop tomorrow or Monday.