2 down, 5 to go

The second Durrow square (very thankfully) mirrors the first. Next up, we join them and knit a square from outside in to join them. Should take another month or two. ๐Ÿ˜‚

And in spinning FO’s, I give you Flamenco Eggs.

I started with these two 4 ounce braids of cheviot, dyed by Debbie at the Purple Fleece.

Flamenco Dancer on the left, Easter Eggs on the right.

I divided each braid into thirds. And then each third into a millions short little strips.

I spun two thirds of each braid and made it into two ply yarns, one of each colorway. Then I spun the remaining thirds and plied them together.

What I got:

2.5 ounces and 261 yards of Flamenco Dancer on the left; 2.25 ounces and 290 yards of Easter Eggs on the left; and in the middle, 2.5 ounces and 239 yards of Eggs Flamenco in the middle.

Playing with color is so much fun!

Now, what to make…

37 thoughts on “2 down, 5 to go”

    1. Lol well, if it makes you feel better, it is now 6:30 pm and I am still not dressed! All I did on the spinning today was taking the photo. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        1. lol well, put some of it up for destash sales, and use the money to buy some fiber. Fiber is generally cheaper than yarn, AND you get twice the enjoyment out of it – first spinning and then knitting. So it is far cheaper than just knitting, lol.

  1. Oh man, I LOVE that you did that with those colors. And, that middle one is my favorite. Taking two good things and making one better is always fantastic.

    1. Thank you! I really like the middle one best myself! I was thinking after I plied that one (it was first) that maybe I should just make it all like that, but at the same time, I wanted to see how they looked individually, and laid out together like that. So, now I know. I am thinking I will make a nice simple shawl with this someday – a simple boomerang or maybe a dotted rays or something where the color changes will show. I have another rbraid of the yellow and blue colorway, (Easter Eggs) in a cashmere merino blend. Not sure how I will spin that, but I am thinking perhaps I will do it as a gradient. hmmm but mean while, my next spin is a more traditional blue and green fractal. Back to my safety zone.

  2. Love the way they came out. Did you intentionally separate the braids into specific colors and then spin? What will they become next?

    1. Thank you!

      I did not intentionally split them up for color – I divided each braid into thirds. The way they were dyed, each third had all the colors.

      As to what they will become, I am thinking some kind of simple shawl that will show the color progression. I like to say I spun my fade so I can just knit it without having to think about what color goes where or comes next. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The knitting IS incredibly complicated, yet not. The instructions are so very clear, if I just do what the designer says, it comes out right. I just can’t think I know what comes next, because I don’t. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I wasn’t sure how they would look, but they shared the pale peach color, so I knew everything would “match” after that it is all miracle. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Well done on the square! Beautiful beautiful spinning. I’m struggling to do any with hubby around so much. I just can’t get into the head space with him here and he’s so noisy! But no worries, I’m getting rid of him soon. Mwhahahahaha!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks! The squares are really challenging, canโ€™t do those while anything is going on, like your spinning! So they progress slowly. Glad you will be getting spinning time soon, donโ€™t get caught, though!

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