Last night, I decided to dye some roving. I recently decided to end my Spunky Eclectic Fiber of the Month subscription. Amy had to raise her prices. This was just the nudge I needed to start dyeing my own roving. I have enjoyed my subscription very much, but I think it will be good for me to learn how to do it myself.
I don't have much confidence when it comes to choosing colors at this point. I'm going to use colors in nature as inspiration. Here is the roving I dyed using poppies as the color guide. I have no idea how it will look spun up. But, it's amazing how well colors in nature work together. And if you pay attention, there are some vibrant colors in nature.
Here is one of my WIPs. These are Maine Morning Mitts from Clara Park's The Knitter's Book of Yarn. The yarn is my own hand spun. It is undyed Romney raw fleece that I processed myself this summer. They look kind of fugly, but they will be warm.
Here is some of my hand spun from this fall. This is from the Spunky Fiber subscription. I forget the name of the colourway.
Still no luck trying to locate that frigging pattern. Well, I'm off to clean and run errands, I guess. I worked some overtime this morning. I think we will be required to work overtime between now and Spring since they laid-off so many people in our area this fall.