Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Pink, Yellow & Green? Uh oh.

I have a well documented problem when it comes to embracing certain parts of the colour spectrum. I could have gone a full year in blue/white/grey (retrospective is coming).

For the next 2 months, I am going to try to find and use as much pink, yellow and green as possible in my stash.

On the list right now, the baby pink bonnet and bootees for my niece (Dale Book 142),

socks and very bright, cheerful roving.

Any words of advice on spinning the roving? It was sold as one length of green and one length of pink/yellow multi braided together. I'm afraid that when I ply them together I will end up with a mess.

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Blogger Romi said...

OMGosh, that roving is *gorgeous* - yum.

10:45 PM  
Blogger CarolineF said...

How about alternating colors in your single and getting some nice long runs, and then navajo plying?

My verification word is 'cpneap'. Noun, verb, or adjective, do you think?

5:29 AM  
Blogger Zarzuela said...

I'm with Caroline. Although you could divide the colors in half lengthwise and spin to separate bobbins and just do a regular two ply and let any blending happen. Might be interesting (or I've been reading the latest issue of Spin-off too much!)


6:44 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

I'll be interested to see what you decide to do. I have lots of lovely space dyed roving that are just sitting because I can't decide how to best spin them.

10:05 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

I think I'd unbraid the braids and hold the various colors together in my hand. I might predraft a little so they'd spin up easier, and I'd just combine them all and allow some variety in the yarn. I think the colors go well together. Then I'd do a little test plying--2 ply or navajo, because I'm too lazy for traditional 3 ply!

I think Lamb Korma sounds delicious except I don't even own a slow cooker! We're still eating leftover chicken soup around here, though...:)

12:06 PM  
Blogger Quail Hill Knits said...

I agree that you need to unbraid the roving, spin long singles in a single color, then Navajo ply the singles. If you spin them together, then ply, you will end up with a rather dull yarn. I know, my son's cub scout troup dyed roving with koolaid (red and green) and I tried to spin it after carding it together. The resulting color resembled pond scum --- not an attractive color.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Sheila E said...

Alls I know...is that IMHO it's beautiful roving!! I say yum..and perfect to spin and knit on at this springing time of year! I hope that you find something that makes you proud ;)

3:04 PM  
Blogger Rosa said...

That is gorgeous roving. I don't have any suggestion because I tend to spin randomly and let the roving ply as it may. However, I do tend to Navajo ply, which keeps the colors more uniform--if your careful of keeping the colors consistent when you ply. Happy spinning!

7:43 PM  
Blogger vanessa said...

lovely baby layette!
the roving colors scream spring!

5:20 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

The baby set is adorable. I can't help with the spinning question. You know me, I just take it as it comes and hope for the best.

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Uli said...

The baby set is so pretty...... by the way, it was great to meet you in person the other day (seems like it was ages ago..... it probably was)

10:00 PM  
Blogger Romi said...

Oh, Angelaaaaaaaa! I started Peacock Feathers. In blue. *g* Wanna play? :)

10:15 AM  
Blogger jayne said...

Hi Angela, this is my first time visiting your blog. I found you through a comment at Pearl's blog. I shop at the store where she works often, and I love to go in and pester her.

Beautiful roving! I'm playing along with PS too. I don't find the green a challenge at all (my fave), but yellow is a stretch. I love the UFO button, wish I'd heard of that in time, but maybe there'll be a next year.

8:34 AM  

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