This photo brought to you by my new light tent. Looks much better than previous photos, doesn't it? I'm not terribly happy with all the photos I took, though. Some DIY websites I checked out suggested 75 watt bulbs but I don't think they're strong enough. I need to get 100 watt bulbs plus a third light for the top in addition to the two on the sides. That should give me the illumination I need.
About the yarn... it's about 240 yards and 4 ounces of Superwash Merino. I'm very happy with how this turn out. It's got a tight twist but it's still nice and squishy. Like my other yarn, this will be up on my Etsy store tonight.
How do people who dye yarn and roving come up with their colorways? I've been pondering that question a lot lately in light of my hopes of alternate income. I suppose eventually it'll just be instinct knowing which dye will look good with another. I'm starting with family pets. Huh? My sister has a gorgeous tuxedo cat, named Tuxedo, of course. Tonight I dyed roving in black, white and green (to match Tuxie's eyes). I'll spin it up this weekend and see how the finished yarn looks. Coming up I have a Seli colorway (black, brown, tan), a Bastian colorway (gray, pink, white, green) and a Sparky colorway (brown, cream, blue). All of my future colorways will get a trial spinning to see how they look finished and I'll decide then whether they're keepers or not. If I'm on the fence, I'll ask you to give me your input. I'm learning more and more that just because I don't like something doesn't mean someone else might not love it. Beauty really is in the eyes of the beholder.
Note: Next time I talk with enthusiasm about seeing a Quentin Tarantino movie, will someone please remind me that the man is creepy and his movies disturbing. Thank you.