As I’m preparing to dye the last skeins of my Cult Classics Yarn & fiber club, I am reviewing some of the colorways that I dyed for it. Some of my very favorite colorways to come out of my dye pots were done for this club, so it’s a little bittersweet that it is ending. But, with so many new themes dancing around my head, it was time for a change. I may revive the Cult Classics genre in the future, as there are just so many great movies to draw inspiration from. Here’s a sampling of what was dyed, for those that don’t follow my Ravelry group.
“Come Up To The Lab and See What’s on the Slab”
“All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy”
“Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice”
“What’s Your Damage?”
I am definitely going to miss having an excuse to re-watch my favorite Cult Classic films, but with the next round based on Alice in Wonderland, it just gives me a reason to watch & read everything related to my favorite make believe land. For anyone wanting to follow me down the rabbit hole, the sign ups are open until the beginning of April in my etsy shop.
This years tour is over, and though I didn’t accomplish as much as I had hoped, I did make a small dent in my fiber stash. In total, I spun 1,594 yards of yarn! Well, actually double that, because all the skeins are 2 ply! I realized during the tour, that I really need to set aside more time for spinning. It is very relaxing & I just love the look of handspun & all the ways you can manipulate the fiber to have a different outcome.
As most of you know, le Tour de France is going on through the 27th of this month. If you are a member of Ravelry & own a spinning wheel, it is also known as le Tour de Fleece. It’s a challenge of sorts to see who can spin the most yarn. Most of us join in simply to challenge ourselves (and to empty our fibers bins). I joined to try to get a jump start on handspun yarn I want to use for Christmas gift making this year. I haven’t gotten as far as I’d like to, but I still have a week to catch up.
My first braid spun, was dyed by me in my Coraline colorway.
Next, was a braid of Sim Slayer from Two If By Hand
Third was a braid of Cathedral from Frabjous Fibers.
I have done a small fiber update in my shop for my fellow TDF spinners.
I also put up some new yarns…a sweater lot of a new colorway & a couple mini skein semi solid sets.