Last year, I showed you some yarn I had dyed with food coloring in this post. I somehow forgot to show what I did with some wool dyed in a crazier, green-teal gradient. Here’s the end result.
I spun a long single yarn, and then used Holst Garn Coast in different dye lots of Kingfisher and a darker teal to get the final yarn. Using a spindle to ply everything is a long and pretty mesmerizing process.
I have mixed feelings about this yarn. I finished it during a very difficult moment of my life, waiting weeks in a foreign country for doctor’s approval to fly back home, after a few days at hospital.
There’s so much pain and hope into this yarn. The final result reminds me of the paintings of Jean Monet, whose house is in a lovely little french village called Giverny. You can visit anytime of the year and it feels like Mary Poppins walking inside the paintings.
The color is so pretty yet I don’t know what to do with it. Any ideas ? It’s only about 100m long I think.
Have you spun anything lately ? Do you prefer the wheel or the spindle ? Don’t have room for a wheel but I sometimes feel limitated by the spindle.