I’ve been avoiding my wheel lately for fear that I will finish the sweater spinning and run out of projects (not to mention getting one step farther ahead of my knitting than I already am).

On Sunday night, I stole away to the dye studio (aka the basement) to make sure there was some backup spinning should I happen to run out.

I dyed up the 8 oz of Finn top that I bought along with the sweater fiber in a mixture of blues and greys. I wasn’t expecting to have so much white left in the final product, but I rather like it as is, so we’ll see what happens. I’m thinking laceweight for this one, as long as the color changes aren’t too dramatic.

I also dyed up a set of samples for the summer sampling project, since the summer is half over and I have not yet spun a single sample. Best laid plans and all that…

I am absolutely thrilled with the way these came out. The colors are perfect, and I think it will be really fun to see how they spin up. I would have been tempted to start them tonight, but I spent most of the evening washing down the loom, cleaning away 5 or so years’ worth of grime. There’s a lot of work left to go, but judging by the color of the wash water, progress has been made.

And now, I am going to put my feet up, and knit.