Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Autumn colors...

Browns, oranges, purples, yellows....wait...did she say yellows!! Now you all know I'm not a "yellow" person, but sometimes, mixed with other colors, I like it fine ;)

Strands of color

As you can see below this braid was gradiently dyed. Meaning larger sections of colors, usually not a lot of colors.
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I divided the braid into 4ths and spun 2 sections on each bobbin.
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Then I commenced to plying the 2 singles together

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My plan to have the singles match together didn't go too well. Had a few issues with a yellow section(figures huh!)..my fault as I couldn't get some of it to ply. Had to put a new drive band on my wheel, then the rest went fine.
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I did get some sections to match, not sure how stripey it'll be, but that's ok. I love this picture!

I would have navajo plied it, but my yardage would have been really low! I'm still not a consistently thin spinner with my singles...they go from lace to heavy worsted LOL!

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Just enjoy the lovely colors!
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See, more matchy sections...
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oops! disregard the lovely twine there! I use a cone of kitchen twine for my drive bands and tying my skeins. So cheap and multi-useful!

The whole smooshy, soft, squishy skein! The softest BFL I've ever spun ;)
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Warm Quilter Superwash BFL 2-ply from GLBLF (Girls Like Boys Like Fiber ;)
6 oz., approximately 179 yards of sport/dk/worsted
11 wpi post soak

8 comments:

pendie said...

That is soooooo gorgeous!! I had to put the GLBLF shop in my favorites.

Acornbud said...

Yummy looking colors. So pretty!

MsKnottyKnits said...

I love it! That came out so nice!!

KARIN said...

It looks so squishy and beautiful. Perfect colors for the season.

dianne said...

You did a great job! I love how it is matchy in some places but not others. It will be a gorgeous knit!

Dee said...

It is BEAUTIFUL! Love those colors together.

Kaye said...

I love it! Your plying is amazing!

CBear said...

I love the colors! Great job!