Inspired by the colors of the Fantom Bohus, I dyed up some Bluefaced Leicester wool top awhile ago, and spun like a mad woman this weekend.
hand-dyed and handspun Bluefaced Leicester wool
worsted weight 2 ply
11 oz., nearly 700 yards
Not for sale.
This was dyed in the oven with acid dyes and spun and plied at a ratio of 1:10.5. It’s worsted-spun from commercial combed top that I split lengthwise into thumb-wide strips and spun from the end.
I was able to concentrate on spinning in the evenings because we watched two of the worst movies I’ve ever seen this weekend. Ghost Rider and Into the Blue provided me with multiple reasons to keep my head down with eyes pointed at my spinning! I stayed up way past my bedtime last night in order to finish plying. Shambles thought I was crazy for staying up so late. He didn’t even wait for me to finish brushing my teeth before running and jumping into his bed.
This is “Lantern Festival”, the Hello Yarn Fiber Club’s July offering. Everyone got 5 oz. of this Corriedale top. I wanted to end the first round of the club with a serious punch of color and I’ve been so happy to hear from people who are enjoying it. Thank you!
Cambridge Knitting Group
The Lazy Red-Liners are going to meet at Cambridge Common (the park), near Harvard Square around 6:30 on Monday, 7/23. Bad weather location is Dado Tea at 955 Mass Ave between Harvard and Central.
Everyone is welcome, including folks not in Ravelry yet!
I’ll be there with my half-ripped Bohus sweater (you don’t even want to know and I’d prefer not to think about my rookie error). The location is still up in the air. As the hour grows nearer, I’m sure the location will be hashed out. Give me a shout if you’d like to come and can’t get on Ravelry to see where to go.
ETA: It looks like Dado Tea is it.