Verb and lately spun
The most exciting thing I've done lately is finally visit Kritine's brick and mortar store. It was so much inspiration packed into so small a place. I brought my camera and of course left the memory card at home. I am signed up for 5 classes there now so hopefully there will be some new ideas coming my way. I realize how stagnant my spinning has become since Deep Color closed as a spinning studio. Sometimes I feel like I should just follow Claudia's direction and throw myself into art and felting because being around her is inspiration in itself, but I am still obsessed with spinning wool into yarn. And that is what I will do with this bluefaced leister that had to come home with me from Verb:
Its dyed in the Magic Bean colorway. Kristine knows how to name her colorways better than anyone, seriously go check out her store and tell me those aren't the best names ever. Not to mention the colors, the next time I am there I am taking some pictures of those walls. The colors she has achieved with earth hues dye extracts is stunning. I've never gotten a green like this and I'm obsessed with these bundles just for the color. I bought them with absolutely no purpose in mind. Which is TERRIBLE! And right at shearing time also.
And a funkier bit of yarn from long ago. I found 2 lonely skeins of about 2oz each, both in slightly different shades of naturally dyed yellow (fustic and pomegranate I think) and both slightly thick and thin, loosely spun. Here they are plied, I am thinking of giving them a single dip into some indigo. My indigo pot has been lonely too long.