Put it aside for a while till I could bring myself to work on it again. I was having such a great week I decided this was the time to tackle the problem. Still used 2 size larger needles and bound off using the stretchy bind off method I found on Youtube.
It turned out much more relaxed so I thought I was home free. NOT! Took it back to the shop yesterday and Kelly said even though it was much better, it was still not loose enough to block the lace out completely. This time some "strong language" was used instead of the "BIG sigh".
The good news is Kelly is taking pity on me and is going to rip out the bind off and get it back on my needles so I can try once again using a Lucy Neatby bind off technique. I'm hoping 3rd times charm!.....I'll let you know how it works out.
On a more positive note......yesterday I completed my Color Affection using the Lucy Neatby technique so the bind off is perfect. Happy face!........now it just needs to be blocked.
Spun this yarn from roving I purchased from Yarn Hollow......4 oz BFL colorway Spumoni and 4 oz BFL/Tussah Silk colorway Morning Spice. It turned out to be a very happy skein........196 yds, don't know how many ounces since I didn't take the time to find my scale.
I'm currently spinning some Merino Tussah Silk top in colorway Electric Chai (again from Yarn Hollow) to ply with a bobbin of Fin I purchased at The Spinning Loft.
|Big bobbin on left Finn, Electric Chai on wheel|
The weather was so beautiful, I decided to get out the dye pot..........
Dyed up several skeins of my mill spun Suri/Merino yarn in Violet and 8oz. of my Suri/Merino roving in Buttercup.
I've had problem dyeing without felting my Suri/Merino roving but after getting some pointers from a couple of people I decided to give it another try. When I had the fiber processed I had one side done in white and the other in light fawn. It certainly looks better than my earlier tries but I'll have to see how it spins before I can judge how well I did this time.
So that's what I got accomplished duirng my fiber filled week........thanks for stopping by.......now I'm off to read about everyone else's fiber week and to start my Whippoorwill shawl.