If it's green, it's good


What do you think of the shawl?

I ripped her out and washed and dried the yarn, so I could start over. There was a problem, several rows back, no life line and not enough shawl in existence to really warrant a tedious fix, so I ripped her. The deadline is so far off, that I'm not terribly bothered by that.

But it hasn't all been the foul smell of failure. The Dragon Hoodie is progressing beautifully.

I'm working on the hood right now and will begin all the little dragony details after that.

In spinning news, my parents sent me roving for Christmas. What? Christmas is a week away? Are you saying that when I get a package at my door, a couple weeks before Christmas, with my parent's return address, I should know not to open it? Insanity!

And look at what was inside! Each bag is half a pound of gorgeous roving. The left two bags are a rich olive green Corriedale roving. It appears that MJ has almost identical roving, herself. I met her in person for the first time this weekend, at a knitting get together. It's a little eerie that we both have matching Kundert spindles and green roving, if we hadn't been seen in the same location at the same time, someone could have assumed we were the same person.

I managed to snap a pic of the Corriedale, on the spindle this weekend. She has her own ray of sunshine here. That means this is the only picture with enough lighting to be any good.

It sort of makes the rest of the pictures look even worse. I began spinning this on the Kundert, and it spins well, but I really found myself feeling like I had to spin pretty thick singles on it, so I switched to the Golding. I may have to invest in a few more Goldings just so I can spin more than one roving at a time. This 0.9 oz has been perfect for just about everything. I love it.

This is how it looks plied. The color is really a true olive green, despite the variety of shades you see here. When I was spinning it near daylight, I saw undertones of yellow shine through, it's actually quite lovely.

The other roving in the bags is a Merino/silk blend. It spins up into more of a sage green shade because the white of the silk soften the colors.

You know, though, there's a pretty good chance that I'm not going to be able to spin all that roving by hand. I mean, I'm a relatively quick spinner (spindler? spinster?) but a pound of sock weight yarn is a lot of yarn to spin. So Julia and I are talking about renting a wheel. I'm a little scared to go down that road, but I think it's time. Look for news of that next year.


I far prefer wheel spinning to drop spindle...I'm hoping that someone will surprise me with a wheel for Christmas, but if not, TheBoy has promised I will have one by Valentine's Day. I'm looking forward to that!

Love, love, love that shade of green. It looks gorgeous!

Mmmm, my favorite color, GREEN! Your yarn looks beautiful.

I was taught how to spin a few weeks ago, but I don't think I was doing it right, so out of frustration I stopped.

I was introduced to you by Wendy yesterday and wanted so bad to ask you to give me a mini lesson on spinning, but the Knit Cafe was just too crowded, hopefully we can meet again and sit and spin.


thought it was time to finally stop de-lurking ~ so nice meeting you yesterday! and yes, i would (rip!) open a package so far in advance of christmas, too. ;)

I was totally surprised by just how cheap it was to rent a wheel from the lys here. Ten dollars a week. Really. The bad part was it got me used to using a wheel and, well, my new lendrum was already here before I returned theirs ;)

That green. IS. GORGEOUS.

What's funny is that I also have 16 ounces of the olive green Corriedale. Isn't it gorgeous? I believe it's Louet.

If you're spinning a sport/DK weight I may start getting that creepy feeling.... LOL

I would be so happy if my spindle spinning looked half as lovely as yours! But alas I gave up on that and went for a wheel. I'm loving my wheel - a dangerous road indeed.

Such lovely handspun yarn! Also nice to see you yesterday at the Knit Cafe. I didn't recognize you - if I'd known you were the designer of Gothic Lace (one of my favorite patterns, ever), I probably would have been far more tongue-tied ;-)

wow...your parents are awesome, and hey, if they didn't put any specifications on when to open it, then it's their fault!

have fun spinning away! (it's so beautiful)

wow...your parents are awesome, and hey, if they didn't put any specifications on when to open it, then it's their fault!

have fun spinning away! (it's so beautiful)

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