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Good afternoon kp's

We had a really good trip to the Outer Hebrides recently and the scenery so inspired me. I've knitted a shawl that depicted the sky - posted in another section and I'm going to knit this superwash merino that I dyed and spun. I have over 900 yards fingering weight. This Dun Carloway an ancient castle going back to the Romans I think. These colours are not what I usually spun or knit so it'll be interesting. I have a pattern in mind using the brown for thin stripes. But as often happens what I start doing and what I end up knitting can be worlds apart. We have an international flight next week so I may save it for then
 

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RobynMay said:
WOW! Did you dye the yarn too? It is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the completed projects!
Yes, I dyed the fibre first, then I spun it. Not the greatest photo but it gives you an idea. This is superwash merino
 

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Gee, never would have guessed the yarn you spun would have begun its journey looking the way it did. How exciting!

eta - Looking at your inspiration photo, and then your dyed batts (is that the correct term?), and then the spun yarn, well, there seems to be a leap of faith because the dyed un-spun wool looks so different from your starting point and finished product.
 

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It'sJustMe said:
Gee, never would have guessed the yarn you spun would have begun its journey looking the way it did. How exciting!
I know. It's always a surprise. I've yet to spin a braid and know exactly what the result will be
 

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desireeross said:
Good afternoon kp's

We had a really good trip to the Outer Hebrides recently and the scenery so inspired me. I've knitted a shawl that depicted the sky - posted in another section and I'm going to knit this superwash merino that I dyed and spun. I have over 900 yards fingering weight. This Dun Carloway an ancient castle going back to the Romans I think. These colours are not what I usually spun or knit so it'll be interesting. I have a pattern in mind using the brown for thin stripes. But as often happens what I start doing and what I end up knitting can be worlds apart. We have an international flight next week so I may save it for then
You are so very talented! You must be a super fast spinner too. I try to spin an hour or so each day but I would never be able to finish as fast as you. You are my hero! ????????????
 

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Bfirebaugh said:
You are so very talented! You must be a super fast spinner too. I try to spin an hour or so each day but I would never be able to finish as fast as you. You are my hero! ????????????
Ah, thank you. I do spin and knit fast. I took up spinning to slow me down, it didn't!
 
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