Once upon a time there was a woman, a knitter of course, that dreamed of learning to spin. She knitting and bought spinning books and magazines and read all of the articles. OOOO, Ahhhhh…. Then she met a fellow knitter, who was spinning on a spindle. Knitted Gems, who is a great knitter who is also a knitting designer. Her blog posts and photos about her beginning spinning gave me courage to try it. So in fits and starts I started.
Then I met another blogger, Spin, Knit and Life, who sells luscious batts and spun fibers at her Etsy shop. She encouraged me and give me little tips, well maybe big tips. She walked me through buying a wheel, my first, now I’m thinking about another, and through her I became interested in dyeing.
By now I’m seriously into the dyeing addiction. The latest I made is a sweet pink with some grey added in. I think it would look perfect knitted into a traditional little cardigan with some sweet pearl buttons.
Sprinkle (see technique here) on some grey and microwave for 2 min. Then cover with saran wrap and sit it in the sun for 2-3 hours.
May your needles fly as fast as dragonflies…