curvylou

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Skein of fine handspun spun ivory Merino wool.
Closeup of ivory handspun Merino on a swift.
Just finished the aforementioned Merino wool, and have ended up with about 440 yards, just as planned hoped. “Planned” indicates much more purposeful skill than I actually have.

Closeup of ivory handspun Merino on a swift.It’s super pretty, and very fine, so the dyed threads will work well, I hope, as delicate sewn embellishment on hand-sewn garment/s.

I seriously hope I am not talking out my ass, here. Because I do that. ALL the time. I just bust out all this textile verbiage, like I know what I’m talking about. But really, it’s all experimentation and learning.

Closeup of ivory handspun Merino fresh off the swift, size comparison of 2- and 3-ply to penny.

3ply left, 2 ply right

Closeup of ivory handspun Merino fresh off the swift.

Possibly if I was able to FOCUS on one craft, I might be able to take my skills up a notch, to a true intermediate knitter, spinner, dyer, weaver. But there is SO much to play with, SO much to try. I cannot focus. I do not want to. I want to move as I am compelled to move.
Closeup of ivory handspun Merino fresh off the swift.Closeup of ivory handspun Merino fresh off the swift.

So for now, “plans” are to mordant over the next month, then more natural dyeing. Maybe while I’m waiting around for mordanted shit to dry so I can dip it in some other bath of something or other then hang it to dry again for another twenty-four hours, I can finish those boxer shorts, the half-bagged fleece, the shawl, that fringe, my vest, and some quilting. Maybe.