Friday, August 24, 2007

Dye Wool, Dye! ;)

I still haven't been knitting. I've been dyeing. :)
This is the white merino roving I got from Amy, and I split it into two half pound bundles, then went crazy with the acid dyes. I love the little jellyroll it made in the pan! So cute.

Then I had lots more mixed up dye left so I did a couple of skeins of white merino yarn. When I put them in the sink, after dyeing, they were both only dark bluish-purple, but when I opened the skeins up, all of the colors were there. So pretty, like tie-dye.

I also got my blue roving spun up, and today Carrie showed me how to ply it. Funny story: We're sitting in her dining room and I said "Ok, show me how to ply these, I'm ready", and she went to grab a spindle, I was like "What do you need a spindle for?" Seriously! "You're joking, right?" She said. Hehehe, really! I've heard everyone talking about plying, and I just didn't get it. Duh! It's not so magical when someone explains the simplicity of it. I didn't know you spin the two singles together. Urgh! *slaps forehead* At least I spun it the right way and didn't unspin! Then she says "You're spinning it the wrong way!" I even believed her for a second.

I'll show off some pics of the two-ply yarn sometime. I made yarn!!












Ok, lastly Hubby and I had our 15th year anniversary Wednesday. I told him I just wanted to go out on a date. Just the two of us, no kids, but he got me presents! I Tinkerbell shirt, a Dirty Dancing CD, and lots of chocolate! Does that man know me, or what? Then his mom gave us a gift certificate to a nice restaurant here, and is taking the kids! So I get the date, too.
Thanks so much for all of the nice comments on the face painting and everything! I'm so glad to have made such nice friends!

16 comments:

Scattered Gemini said...

i love the color of the blue yarn at the end. Very pretty.

Oh, you're hubby did a great job with the gifties. Have fun on your date. ;)

Christina said...

Happy anniversary! That's a lot of years! ;)

Love all the colors you're making!

Valerie said...

The color is beautiful -=applauds=- You really did one hell of a job making your own yarn! It's awesome! Happy Anniversary!! Any man that will buy his wife the Dirty Dancing CD is a keeper. -=giggle=- I love that movie.

Carrie said...

LOL! Funny stories. Your roving looks bee-utiful. Happy Anniversary, again!

Deborah said...

You go girl! Still I resist this temptation. I'll enjoy it through you guys.

Kadiddly said...

Happy Anniversary!

And the dyed yarn looks great!

tiennie said...

Happy happy anniversary!

g-girl said...

happy anniversary--you got some great gifts! Hope you have fun on your date. Oh, your yarn looks gorgeous! I see a future in this for you! ;)

schrodinger said...

Happy anniversary!!

The wool dying looks like lots of fun - I think it's time for me to buy more dye and have a go at it myself.

Minh said...

Happy Anniversary!

Isn't it fun to make your own yarn?!

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary!

Great job dyeing and spinning.

del said...

Happy belated anniversary! It's so nice you got surprise presents.

Yay for you for spinning!

Nora said...

Happy [belated] anniversary, Arleta!

Oh, and that dark, deep blue yarn is gorgeous!

Jane said...

Happy Anniversary! What a guy! Yes - I think he knows you well.
And congratulations - you made yarn!

tatjana said...

omg, so cute!! I love Tinkerbell too. What a sweetie! I hope you 2 had a good time :) Congrats on the plying, ain't it fun?? I mean, I likes the spinning, but I could just not get enough of the plying...*sigh* I miss my wheel lol!

Brown Berry said...

From what I can tell, the magic of this never gets old! Nice work!