So you come to this blog, and I am writing that I am going to start a business selling yarn, but so far, there have been no pictures of yarn, just a lot of complaining about school. And while school has been an evil dictator lately, leaving me with no free time or energy to do anything other than sit and stare vacantly into space, I finally stumbled into a homework free evening.
It was amazing. I skeined a whole cone of fingering weight Blue Faced Leicester, and dyed some of it. I took photographs of yarn I dyed a couple of weeks ago (before paper season started), and I even had time to appreciate the potted plants on my balcony. It was heaven.
I also cast on a sweater earlier this week. I am currently working on the February Sweater out of Cascade 220 in the Spruce Green colorway. It’s lovely. I didn’t manage to get any pictures of that yet, but I am still working on the yoke, just now ready to work the second button hole. There isn’t much to see, but I will be post pictures of the progress.
And now, without further ado, some photos:
Bright Fuchsia in 100% superwarsh Merino wool
Teal in the same base yarn
And Gun Metal, which is really more of a silvery blue than a silvery gray, like I expected.
September dye projects
Turquoise dye on Blue Faced Leicester. This is my first time dyeing BFL, and wow, does it ever take dye well!
And some more BFL dyed in Chestnut brown. Unfortunately, it’s been chilly and rainy today, so the yarn isn’t dry yet. Pictures to come.
In addition to practice dyeing all the yarn I can find. I am thinking a lot about a logo. I have been working to organize all of my practice yarns, with labels and keeping them safe from critters and any accidental water leakage while they are in storage. Here is some of my progress:
For now, I am using old stationary to label my yarns, but it has got me fantasizing about a real ball band with care instructions and my logo, and all my how to find me to buy more of the scrumptious stuff information. Of course, I have yet to design a logo. However, I have been doing some homework, browsing around on etsy for different design trends, figuring out what I like. I have a few ideas, and someday here soon, I will put pen to paper and try to remember how to draw.
The problem is, I really want everything I do to look handmade, but in reality, if I spent all my time making business cards, ball bands, thank you notes, and sample cards by hand, I would have absolutely no time for dyeing and spinning and just generally having a life. Because as awesome as papercraft is, and how beautiful it can be, it is just as time consuming as any other hobby.
Since it is cold and rainy, I am going to go cuddle with the kiddo and try to get some rest before the whole strenuous school week starts back over. And, I will think about how my tomato plant has tiny green tomatoes on it. Finally.