Saturday, August 29, 2020

Le Grand Depart


You know I couldn't leave well enough alone. Yesterday's fiber adventure went back in the dye pot. Well not all of it. Just the places that turned out rather flesh colored. They got stuffed in a jar of orange.

It looks pink in the photo but I swear it is shades of orange. 

I was worried that I had fiddled with it too much and compacted the fiber so I got out another wheel to give it a spin. The band broke. I usually use elastic bands but I didn't want to wait to order one so I tied on some string.

It worked just fine, knot and all. Crisis averted.

Today is the long awaited first day of the Tour and I have to say I feel like I'm off to a very good start. 


  1. You McGuyvered that spinning wheel just fine. The yarn looks lovely.

  2. Ooh, I like that fiber and the spun yarn too. Great job. I'm knitting and that's all I can do at the moement. Life gets in the way sometimes.

  3. Sometimes "make do and mend" works out beautifully! I'll be watching the Tour with my knitting and just relaxing into the scenery today!

  4. Well done fixing the yarn and starting with the spinning. It is beautiful.

  5. Oh, the orange is perfect now!!! And thanks for the reminder--I lost track of the start of that Tour now that it isn't on the 'right' date! I will get out my wheel!

  6. Yeah! My wheel has a string too! I didn't know about the bands:)
    Your color looks great!

  7. I just love the tequila sunrise colors in that yarn you're spinning. What kind of spinning wheel do you have? I have a vintage one all made of cherry wood and put together with pegs, leather and wrought iron. Seeing you spinning makes me want to get mine out and spin again. Someday. I look forward to seeing this yarn finished.. will you make 2 ply? Have fun. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Ooooh - that's pretty!
    I always had trouble getting the colours I wanted on fibre. They always ended up washed out and blah. I stick with dyeing yarn.