Sometime around Thanksgiving, I dyed up this BFL roving with a dye method that was new to me. I liked the end result enough to keep for me :). Yes, it's pink, but I think there is just enough orange in it to warm it up sufficiently for my tastes.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am not usually a perfectionist.... Perhaps that is why Tao appeals to me in the manner in which it does. I find if I think too much about the process something doesn't jive.
Take this yarn for instance. I spent some time chatting with Laurie after her class with Judith McKenzie and Judith's ideas about spinning correctly.
In the past, I have not been unhappy with the yarn I have spun. I have always found that once I settled into the rhythm of what the roving wanted to be, I am usually content with the finished yarn.
With this beautiful roving from Barb Parry , I thought I would try some of JMM's techniques. I started over thinking what I was doing and how I was spinning and I can freely admit that I am not happy with either the 2 ply or the 3 ply that I finished. The yarn is way over spun. Now......I'm not saying that JMM's ideas are not fabulous, because they work for so many people, but for me, I find if I just let my wheel and my fiber tell me how it needs to be spun, I seem to do better.
I am spinning this BFL a bit thicker than usual for a DK-Worcestered weight yarn. I am really trying not to think about my spinning this time and so far I am happy with what I am seeing. Of course the truth will be in the plying. I'll let you know how it finishes up.
Somehow the legs did not look right when I attached them. They were much shorter than they should have been. How can that be when I used a pattern? At first I thought...well, I will just give this one to McKayla, but it bugged me too much to let it rest. I did figure out how that leg came out shorter, so I recut a new one...but as I was cutting, I got another brainstorm about how Beetrice should look, so stay tuned........ :)