So the apartment now has colour, and I have the most amazing space I’ve ever had in which to adore fibre of all kinds: my craft corner!! OK, it’s more like an alcove, … and lets face it, it basically takes up the entire dining room… but I am overjoyed, to say the least.
So I’ve also been making some stellar progress on the Lady Sweater – I’m done the body, and part-way done one of the arms. I’m VERY excited, as I intend to ACTUALLY FINISH this sweater, and that will make it my first! Hopefully my aran cardigan will follow soon after…
I’ve also been unravelling more thrift-store sweaters, and dyeing roving, and doing a bit of spinning.
The blues/greys roving is polwarth sliver that I got from birkeland bros. here in Vancouver, and hand-dyed using the hot pour method (stovetop). It felted very slightly (not as bad as I have done before, but still not great), so I think I’m going to go back to the oven-dyeing method, which I think is a little safer.
Here are a couple of yarn shots of some spinning tests I’ve done with this roving:
October 25, 2008 @ 5:10 am
Love your sweater. You are a real inspiration. This is such a perfect example of the value of thrift. Excellent work.
October 24, 2008 @ 2:19 pm
I LOVE your craft corner — just saw it on Spindlers. I am about to put up some shelves in my own craft alcove, but I love your hanging rod idea … hmm …
Beautiful sweater too!
October 12, 2008 @ 1:47 pm
Hi – I just found your blog on tag surfer and I’m just so impressed with your spinning (and craft space!) that I had to leave a comment. I love that varigated green ball of yarn in your other post too.