I set a strict deadline for myself to get through ALL of my 2012 fiber this month. Afterall, our 2013 shearing is only a few months away. I put myself on a spinning schedule of two hours a night to get through about 10 pounds of spinning cloud. Let's just say, I haven't stuck to the schedule, so it doesn't look like I'll meet my goal. Grrr. But, I am making a dent.
I've also been busy dyeing yarn. I was on a "au naturale" yarn kick last year, but I'm back to dyeing in a big way.
Currently, I am obsessed with overdyeing gray fibers. Overdyeing gray adds such a depth of color. Sometimes subtle. Sometimes saturated.
Here is some of my overdyed handspun yarn. I used roving from one of my wacky and wonderful fiber friends. She has a gray Romney sheep named "CD". Get it? CD ROM-ney?
Gray wool overdyed with reds and purples.
Gray wool overdyed with olive and chartreuse. Yes, chartreuse. It gives the gray color some highlights.
Here is some Jacobs wool that I overdyed with black, olive, and brown. It really gives the gray a lot of depth. The wool comes from organically-raised sheep at Hill and Hollow Farm.
Here are all three yarns together so you can really see the difference in colors.
Have a great MLK Jr Day everyone! Peace.