7.25.2010

Tour De Fleece 2010 Finish

I didn’t get all of my fleece spun up. But I made good headway. I foolishly thought I would be able to return to work and spin up over a pound of fleece! Well a girl can dream.

Dogs sleep, I spin…

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I finished the Parrot Fish BLF 4.6 oz, approx 260 yds, yellow and turquoise mix. I like the colors, this is the first roving that I have spun that was bi-colored, and I am pleased with the result!

The BFL from Orion 4.4 oz, ? yds, I have approx 11.6 more oz of this fleece to spin up, but the good news is that it is lovely to spin and I will have enough of it to knit something with, I’m hoping a sweater. I think  the deep brown of his fleece is unusual.

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Not much else to report, a visit from family this weekend, so we were all busy. My brother’s new girlfriend knits!

Say no more!! Get the preacher!

I have been playing around with watercolors a little, having some fun. Here is a sample of colored pencils with a bit of watercolor wash.  I really have been wooed by watercolors. I thought that they would be the hardest of paints to work with, but they are making me loosen up and have fun!

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May your knitting needles fly as fast as Dragonflies….

6 comments:

  1. The puppies are adorable. The spinning looks lovely. I agree, the brown is a really nice brown. Nice watercolor/pencil drawing.

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  2. Your watercolor looks great! It's very relaxing...unless you've spent a week working on one and hate it when you're done. Do I sound bitter? Sigh.... Love the parrot fish too

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  3. I love the ease and fluidity of watercolors. I find acrylic dries too fast and have never tried oils. But watercolors I love. Nice tractor.

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  4. I am properly impressed!

    1. Spinning finished... it's lovely!

    2. Your watercolor... is great! You're coming along by leaps and bounds. I'm so proud of you... keep going!

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  5. Now I really have to get back to my pencil drawings and open up those oils I got for Mother's Day. You're inspiring me!

    You're inspiring me to spin more, too. It's taken me a year and I still haven't finished up the pound of Welsh Top I bought. Granted, I'm spinning on my kick spindle and it's much slower, but it would have been done a long time ago if I had done a bit every day.

    Darn you for being so ambitious. LOL You're one of my role models, Vicki. :-)

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  6. Your yarn looks gorgeous! Congrats on getting so much done during the tour.

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