I just celebrated the start of my 13th year at my job, and as a result, I'm accruing vacation time at a higher rate. As a result, my manager suggested I take every Friday off during the summer. BRILLIANT! Yesterday was my first vacation Friday of the summer and I give you evidence of my personal industry!
First: two skeins off the bobbins:
Below: Merino/Tencel Two Ply
Below: "Forest floor", Wensleydale single. Verrrry long staple.
Next, purchased merino yarn dyed to make a scarf inspired by this brilliant Cork, Ireland fiber artist.
Also, some luscious super soft BFL yarn, dyed a Chestnut warm brown
Then, onto fiber in the dye pots: "Ocean", Merino/Tencel blend
More Merino/Tencel "Merlot"
Below,"Girly" Silk/Merino blend - dyed with purple and fuschia. Most of the hot pink
fuscia ends up going down the drain in the rinse as it does not bond well to the fiber.
Next, "Butterscotch", Silk/Merino blend
And finally,purple! Silk-Merino that I overprocessed and now I'm having to hand card the
whole thing into rolags in order to spin it. Argh.
You may have noticed a little shift in the photos. I bought a new (cheap!) 50mm lens and love the narrow depth of field it offers at low aperture settings. Tuulia made me do it. (Hmm, so that's how Jared does it!)