I'm using my modifications to Knitty's Mesilla and will add long sleeves. I'm about 1" into the ribbing at the bottom of the body. The color is a big change for me. I don't normally wear red, but I kind of like this color. I had initially dyed this yarn to use for a Christmas gift, but that didn't work out, leaving me with RED yarn. I hope to finish this one in the next few days. We're about to get more snow, so I'll definately be glad for another sweater!!
I've been spinning, trying to acheive a slightly thicker yarn. I seem to have a tendency to spin fairly fine, and haven't had much luck in spinning a consistent thicker single. I finally managed to do 2 skeins of a worsted weight, each approximately 3 oz, navajo plied.
I dyed 1/2 pound of BFL roving on the weekend:
I'm really happy with how this turned out. I was a little worried that the colors would just end up muddy. I borrowed from directions I saw on someone's blog (i forgot to bookmark it. oops) and just kind of winged it. I sprinkled the dye powder on the roving rather than mix it up first, which I had never tried before. I really like how this turned out. The colors seem to have saturated well without becoming muddy.
I've started spinning some Fleece Artist Merino I got at Gina Brown's on the weekend. I'm attempting to spin sock yarn.
I am not very good at this whole naming-your-yarn thing. Anyone have any ideas on names for the yarns up there? I kind of like the idea of naming the colorways, but I seem kind of stuck on the ones I come up with.