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Secret knitting and in-progress spinning July 14, 2007

Filed under: 2007,photography,sock,spinning — crazymonkeycreates @ 12:13 am

Sigh. No yarny pictures with this one, either. My sock pal’s socks are done, and the second pair on the needles from the NOT VERY CHRISTY colored roving.

I threw some merino roving (from the llama store, of course) into the dyepot this morning when I got up, and used the microwave for the first time to dye, because my normal dyeing rig was covered with bottles of dye powder, sheet pans, and the dye pans I usually use. We’ll see what comes out.  I’m planning on spinning yarn that I’m going to call Colorado Sunrise. Blues, purples, greys, and a pink and orange mixture, all proportioned according to the ‘golden ratio’. The smallest piece of the roving was 24g, and I made each successive piece ~1.618 times larger, the largest being101g. The roving was cooling when I left, and will be rinsed, dried, and photographed pre-spinning.

While I don’t have yarny photos to share, I figured I’d share these non-yarny photos that I took at Black Forest Regional Park.

<a href=”http://photobucket.com&#8221; target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o59/crazymonkey-christy/Black%20Forest%20Regional%20Park/two-daisies-800×600.jpg&#8221; border=”0″ alt=”Two Daisies” height=”300″ width=”400″></a>

<a href=”http://photobucket.com&#8221; target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o59/crazymonkey-christy/Black%20Forest%20Regional%20Park/whiteflower-800×600.jpg&#8221; border=”0″ alt=”Wild Roset” height=”300″ width=”400″></a>

<a href=”http://photobucket.com&#8221; target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o59/crazymonkey-christy/Black%20Forest%20Regional%20Park/whiteflower-800×600.jpg&#8221; border=”0″ alt=”Upside-down ladybug” height=”300″ width=”400″></a>

<a href=”http://photobucket.com&#8221; target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o59/crazymonkey-christy/Black%20Forest%20Regional%20Park/bee-on-yellow-wildflowers-cropped-2.jpg&#8221; border=”0″ alt=”Bee on yellow flowers” height=”300″ width=”400″></a>

<a href=”http://photobucket.com&#8221; target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o59/crazymonkey-christy/Black%20Forest%20Regional%20Park/hummingbird-800×600.jpg&#8221; border=”0″ alt=”Hummingbird” height=”300″ width=”400″></a>

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2 Responses to “Secret knitting and in-progress spinning”

  1. anna Says:

    I’m about an inch away from having your socks done; yeah! 😀

    I can’t see your photos! 😦

    Can’t wait to see your completed roving. I’ve got a spinning class on Navajo plying to go to on Monday, SQUEEE! 😀

  2. MJ Says:

    Can hardly wait to see the roving!
    Sounds wonderful!


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