Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Where have I been? I don't know, really. I've been... tired? Busy? Knitting? Something, I'm sure.

Over the long weekend, this is what I did.

A possible doll for a little boy several weeks older than my Beast.

First I spun 8 ounces of Corriedale into three hanks of varying thickness (one fairly thick, one really thin, and one "normal" - whatever that may be).

Which I then dyed with food coloring and black walnut dye (the walnut was for the brown but also to dull the other two colors). The tan/orange was meant to be more gold. Oops.

Yesterday I plied the brown and turquoise. What do you think? I want to put it in my Etsy shop but am not sure how to go about listing it. Wraps per inch? Hmm. Guess it doesn't matter until I set the twist anyway.

So. Yes. That's what I did over my long weekend. Well, that and mountains of laundry. I'm linking up with Nicole's {crafting on}.


  1. Love the doll and I think it will be treasured!!

  2. Your spinning is beautiful Melissa, you're a real pro.

  3. cute dolly with his spunky hair. I love seeing all your spinning! The brown and turquoise is great

  4. Ellie says: That Melissa's? That Melissa's hand too?

    (She just woke up and came to see what I was looking at. She likes his hair and now I have to zip up her Cinderella dress.)