Friday, November 20, 2015

Kindergarten Lies

I don't remember much about Kindergarten, apart from not being able to learn to tie my shoes,  but I think that is where my grasp, such as it is, of colour theory started.  Mixing paints.    All colours mixed make an ugly brown, that's very true.

But somebody lied to me,  red and white do not always make pink.

This is a blend of  Fuchsia dyed  roving, white wool, pink bamboo silk and a single of pink bamboo silk.

It should BE pink, it isn't.

An optimist at my guild commented hopefully that it might knit up more pink.
Not pink roving blend

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Vivid and Neutral part 2

Judith McKenzie choose to combine these four colours, a blue, green and purple and that very vivid yellow green.  I spun and plied them and spun and plied the gray that shows in between the bright colours, that gray is my neutral.

I registered for Madrona Fibre Arts Festival and one of Judith's classes, I missed out on the dyeing for graduations and the Spinning for Cowichan Sweaters, sob, sob.

Now I want to knit something to wear at Madrona from this fibre.

Couple of years back when Sally Melville's L'envelope pattern first came out  I wore one to a class at Madrona she was teaching.

Me, Sally and a Class mate

Monday, November 9, 2015

Calgary Fibre Arts Fair

The 2 nd Annual Calgary Fibre Arts Fair was last weekend. I did not buy any yarn and proud of it. Sorry lovely yarn sellers  But this is my attempt to control the Stash.

Above is 250 grams of Dream in Colour, Superwash Merino for my dreamed of Baby Surprise Jacket.
Here are 3 mohair.  From a local breeder of Angoras, Mountain Sunset Angoras in Pincher Creek. Kindly and ethically raised.  they don't have a web site so I can't hotlink them.  Google them for contact info.

150 Grams

And 200 grams of soft, soft Alpaca from KathFish Fibre Arts

150 grams of Corridale

750 grams into the stash.

But if my yarn and blended fibre sells well at the Heritage Weavers Sale at in the Art Point Gallery that might be as much as 3154 grams out of the stash.

Into others peoples stash but that is not my problem.

I am unfortunately for me,  of the generation and location that switches between grams and the old imperial measurements, The 20 lb challenge is 9 kilograms and some.