Thursday, February 14, 2008

Spinny Windy Yarny Goodness

Here's my first attempt at spinning!

Step 1: Unwound two sweaters--one a kind of mulberry tweedy yarn (below), another a burnt orange (not shown).

Step 2: Spin together. The burnt orange brightened up the mulberry yarn, which was a bit dull...

Step 3: Soaked yarn in hot water.

Step 4: After drying, the yarn looked kind of muddy and I couldn't think of anything I would make in that color, so I dyed it with Black Cherry Koolaid. The result is a nice crimson color. I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture, but you can still see some of the tweedy-ness show through... My camera didn't want to cooperate today so I'll try to post a better picture later.

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