05 January, 2010

An Overly Colourful Spun Cheapskate Romney Single


The hare limp'd trembling through the frozen grass,
And silent was the flock in woolly fold
-John Keats, The Eve of St. Agnes
The weather has been very cold and windy, and my BFL ear warmer band has come in handy.

Some of the Romney combing waste that I am spinning is dyed. I used the cherry and lemonade flavours of a drink mix that's popular for non-toxic dyeing. Came out with purple, yellow, light blue, light blue-green, and acid yellow.

I ditched the acid yellow and combined the rest by teasing out the fibres and placing each thin layer over the next. The layers get rolled up, then I randomly manipulate the fibres as needed to space out the colours.

Here's how the combination is spinning up into the third single. I am of two minds over whether the result is cheerful or in really poor taste.

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