my snow day

we had so much snow today! They closed the college and i had the day off, so I decided to do something new with fiber.I’ve been playing around with the drop spindle I got over a year ago. I finally got the hang of it last week. This past summer I bought a lot of wool fiber from the local farm stand at the market. I have it in three different natural colors – off white, dark brown and a lovely light brown. The light brown was the easiest to spin. I filled up the spindle and then well I just had to dye it! I used acid dyes -magenta and a deep hunter green that had a lot of blue in it. Just look what I got!

The drop spindle with white fiber-This is NOT the one I dyed. This is what I just started spinning

The drop spindle with white fiber-This is NOT the one I dyed. This is what I just started spinning today! Just want you to see how it looks on my spindle.

OK here is the yarn I spun with my own two little hands going in the dyepot

OK here is the yarn I spun with my own two little hands going in the dyepot

You can see there is mostly light brown with a bit of the white

You can see there is mostly light brown with a bit of the white

getting nice and red now. Of course I had to throw in a silk scarf for good measure

getting nice and red now. Of course I had to throw in a silk scarf for good measure

my finished yarn!

my finished yarn!

all the time watching my favorite movie of all time. Don't you just love Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth. Talk about chemistry.

all the time watching my favorite movie of all time. Don’t you just love Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth. Talk about chemistry.

Let it snow!

Let it snow!

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15 Responses to my snow day

  1. Baby Doll Sheep – the cutest – an Tiny – do love the yarn color !
    my Snowy day – Made 4 cheesecakes yesterday – giving them away!

  2. pennross says:

    Brilliant snow day!!! Love the lush pinky-purple!

  3. Sally says:

    Beautiful dyed wool, beautiful view, beautiful life!

  4. Donna says:

    This is so cool! Love the yarn and color!

  5. Curls & Q says:

    Q- Wow! Beautiful snow and beautiful, dyed, yarn

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