After the really, really warm temperatures here for the past few weeks, it feels like autumn. Chilly and damp with the possibility of snow this weekend. Just in time for the local zombie crawl. But we’ll see – and there’s at least one more in a couple of weeks.
This is the time of year I love. It’s also a good time for fiber-y things. Spinning wool, knitting, crocheting, even embroidery.
I made some crewel yarn a week or so ago:
That’s a couple of the finished skeins. There are 2 oz. worth of each color, in roughly 20yd skeins. One is an “Annabel Lee” sort of color (my cat – she’s a ginger tabby and a wild girl) and one is reddish-mauve. It’s semiworsted; I carded the wool but rolled it crosswise instead of the usual way, and spun with a short draw. Most of it’s pretty smooth, but there are some fuzzy bits and pieces. If this is anything like the last batch, it’ll work just fine for embroidery. More about crewel work on another day.