WIP Wednesday. YES this is the same pair of socks from months ago! They became my road-trip project, and then sat for a while in my project basket waiting for some love. 

Tour de Fleece quickly turned into Tour de Anything-but-time-to-spin, so I’ve taken up the socks again to sneak in a row or two here and there, even when there isn’t enough time to settle in for a spinning session.

**I of course couldn’t resist including a shot of the foot cast I made for sizing man-sized socks. Someone tagged a previous post of that foot cast as “the creepiest thing [they] had seen in terms of knitting”, so I feel compelled to dust it off from time to time just for the kicks.

Tour de Fleece Day 7. Finished three hanks with a fourth on the wheel. The two white ones are on the lacey side, so they did eat up a fair bit of time. I’m hoping I can speed things along with fresh hanks of Grey Wine since it’s more of a worsted weight and comes along quickly.

Beginning to wonder what all the Tour de France fans are thinking when they search the tdf tag and find it smattered with random yarn and bobbin shots.

Tour de Fleece goes slowly when the weather is so beautiful! I spent the afternoon out in the sun and frolicking through the garden. Forecast calls for thunderstorms this evening, so at least I’ll have an excuse to go back inside and get some spinning done.

Post-spin soak to help the fibres relax. Another Tour de Fleece triumph!!

Post-spin soak to help the fibres relax. Another Tour de Fleece triumph!!

Stage 3 of the tour. Not much done today because I had a long shift at work, but I did manage to line up some fibre so its ready to go for the next round of Grey Wine. I’ll post my Stage 1-2 Tour De Fleece weights tomorrow at some point.

Stage 3 of the tour. Not much done today because I had a long shift at work, but I did manage to line up some fibre so its ready to go for the next round of Grey Wine. I’ll post my Stage 1-2 Tour De Fleece weights tomorrow at some point.

Kicking of Tour de Fleece with sunburned feet from spinning on my porch for too long!!
Happy spinning you guys!

Kicking of Tour de Fleece with sunburned feet from spinning on my porch for too long!!

Happy spinning you guys!

The Hesperides. 100% wool gradient roving.

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So much purple! The lighter ones (like the one in the bottom photo) are no longer available and are en route to a new home!

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Sneak peek. I’ve been busy! Four ropes of gradient roving and a batch of hand painted goodness.

Sneak peek. I’ve been busy! Four ropes of gradient roving and a batch of hand painted goodness.

Emerald City - Four hanks of millspun handpainted yarn. I’m still sampling different mill and commercially spun yarns to find one with consistent quality for a new line of handpainted yarns. I’ve found some that have been pretreated to be superwash, but I’m not sure how well that hols up after the dying process since I use acid dyes.

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It’s hot and sunny out so I’ve got some handpainted roving in the works for more Grey Wine yarn. Six ropes of roving are cooking with acid dye under the black.

It’s hot and sunny out so I’ve got some handpainted roving in the works for more Grey Wine yarn. Six ropes of roving are cooking with acid dye under the black.

Commercially spun bulky weight handpainted yarn. I’m trying out a couple of different mills to see which millspun yarns I like the most so that I can start larger batches of hand painted yarn to complement my handspun. Some of the ones I’ve sampled have had a lot of VM, so they’ve been crossed off my list. You’ll see lots of small dye batches of millspun in the coming weeks as I hunt for a favourite!
This yarn has been handpainted with steel greys and midnight blues. It is the colour of the sky before summer rain, perfect for keeping warm when temperatures dip around the campfire.
Darker midnight segments offer 1-2 stitch contrast with the grey-blue, making the finished knit appear to have been moistened by scattered raindrops.

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Three hanks casually chillin out.
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Three hanks casually chillin out.

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Missing Asks!

blue-author:

thorhugs:

hammerandrage:

I FOUND IT! I FOUND THE ANSWER!

Okay, maybe not the final answer, but part of the problem! Asks keep getting eaten. Which is a big problem when you’re doing something anon and don’t want to ask the person “did you get it”?

If the ask…

Well this explains some things!

kittasaurusrex:

longdrawyarn:

Skadi - Undyed natural colour blends. Crisp white angora and silk combined with the cream of sheep’s wool and alpaca, all flecked with stony grey carbonized bamboo. It’s like a snow covered mountain peak; the kingdom of Skadi the giantess of winter and wife of Njor.

The Alpaca fibre is all from the lovely Arielle (who blissfully refrained from spitting while being sheared).

One hank listed, a second in a hot bath and a third on the way next week.

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'Dorbs.

…do you have anatomical names tattoos, is that what that is?

32 bones and muscles + a tendon! True story. Maybe I’ll put together a post with my tattoo pictures. Too bad there’s a ten photo limit per post!