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Lady Eleanor

February 27, 2007

Wool Lady Eleanor

I’ve finally dyed the wool for my Lady Eleanor (hence the reason for the purple thumb a few days ago.)  After seeing so many beautiful Lady E stoles across the internets, I decided it was about time I made something so cozy and comfortable.  However, buying Noro Silk Garden for 100 bucks wasn’t really an option.

Instead, I’m going the time intensive way.  I ordered bulk white Merino from Amy at Spunky Eclectic  and dyed a trial batch first.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to try to Navajo ply, or just do large chunky singles.  After giving the Navajo plying a good try, I’ve decided to go with the big chunky singles.  They have a much softer, lofty look, and that’s what I want.

After that was decided, I dyed up the colors I wanted, but the first time didn’t come out dark enough.  I almost started spinning but decided against looking like a giant easter egg when I am wearing this comfy stole.  Into the dye pot again, and this time I didn’t skimp on vinager or dye solution.  I’m very pleased with the colors, and can’t wait to play with the color combinations.

However, the fiber will have to wait.  I have a major spinning on the wheel for project spectrum that I’m hoping to get done by March.   Update on that one soon.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 27, 2007 9:28 am

    Those colors together will make a lovely Lady Eleanor!

  2. February 27, 2007 8:12 pm

    oooooh, a handspun Lady Eleanor! That’ll be gorgeous!

  3. Jodie permalink
    February 28, 2007 12:04 am

    It’s taking all of my strength not to start it. Especially since I posted this. Must….get…project….spectrum….things….done….

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