One of the activities I'd like to do with my mother is to play with dyeing some yarn and fiber. In preparation for that little artistic endeavour, I made 1% dye stocks today in 14 different colours.
The Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival is also happening during the visit, so we will see if there are any other colours we just can't live without, and perhaps make a few more stock solutions. Then, we'll get down to business with some of the wonderful yarn that my processor, High Prairie Fibers, spun up for me. This yarn is from an East Friesian-Polypay cross fleece that I purchased at the Wisconsin Sheep Festival last year.
Now that school is finished for a little while, I've been doing a bit of spinning. I spun up a 50% bamboo, 50% superwash merino yarn, 2 ply, using some roving from Fiber Optic Yarns on Etsy. I wound it onto one of the most beautiful niddy noddies you have ever seen! Isn't she lovely?!