31 January 2008

I'm an idiot

I have a plan, well a 'sort of' plan, to spin some yarn and make my mum a birthday present. Its 6 weeks away so well done to me for actually planning something.

I have this pale turquoise merino, and I though I would spin it up fine, and get a couple more similar colours, and ply them. So I ordered some fiber. I got 2 colours called Opal and Emerald. The Opal looked like a nice pale turquoise, but more blue than what I had, and the Emerald looked sea green. So they arrived last night and the Opal was the same as the stuff I already have, and the Emerald is more like a forest green. so my plan, is to a: not trust on screen colours. Doh! and b: maybe dye the fiber. Not sure how - I plan on reading about this soon.

The other option is to ply one dark green with 2 light green singles. Or 3. And I bought some Angelina sparkly stuff so I could try spinning that it for contrast. I spun some of the green last night and it is looking more bluey so I think it can stay, but im so stupid. I spent hours deciding on these colours!

The other stupid part is that I dont know what to knit. Im thinking a neck warmer (she has a thousand scarves) or mittens or something, but I dont like things that come in pairs, as I always change the pattern and can never remember what I did on the second one.

I was also looking at BabyLongLegs blog (see my side bar) which inspired me and so I bought some multicoloured fiber (il dye my own, I just can't yet) and I was going to ply it with this dark green too. Should look nice.

As you can see, my knitting has taken a back seat for spinning again. Don't worry, it will come back. I have a sock, a scarf and a glove to finish.

In other news, everything else is just alright!

2 comments:

Mindie said...

You're not stupid, believe me. The number of times I've bought fibre and yarn over the internet and found the colour to be a complete surprise. Sometimes it's a nice surprise but not always, that's when it gets pushed to the bottom of the stash for a bit!

BabyLongLegs said...

That multi-coloured roving is lovely!!!
Buying coloured fibre over the 'net is always a gamble....but you are in no way stupid Mrs!!!
((Hug))

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Sarah xXx