Surrounded by UFO’s!

Don’t let the photo fool you…

It still needs to be washed, lol.  But I did get to finish the Swiss Chard and ply it last night.

So.  What do you think?  This n-ply here or the 2-ply?  I actually paid more attention to the consistency of the spinning in the 2-ply than this one.  But, the funny thing is, I didn’t have to run this n-ply here back through again for over plying.  Loosening up definitely has it’s benefits! 🙂

Annndddd my other UFO…

Yeah.  She’s still gray.

I’m thinking I will spin a little bit more on this on that left end in the photo and then see if I can decide whether I want to try for a 2-ply or 3-ply of this.  Still not sure about that.  N-plying is usually for keeping color order in a variegated fiber.  But…this is gray.   I don’t mind telling you that I am SO glad I am a little past this halfway point.  It’s gray!! I’m reminded of the Wicked Witch of the West, “I’m melting! I’m melting!”

As Curls & Q suggested, I may be dyeing this at some point.  Jury is still out on that…But I do have something currently in my possession that might make it a little more doable…

Thanks Natalie! It’s so nice being part of a guild. 🙂

Natalie said she noticed I had been interested in this book and remembered she had it.  So she loaned it to me for a bit.  Now, I’m not a gardener, but that Rita Buchanan…she’s awesome! The book is chock full of info on growing and harvesting dye stuffs! I still don’t think that dyeing will be a main emphasis for me.  But I want to know how to do it when I want to do it…So, yeah, I’ll be doing even more reading! WHAT is going on here?! LOL!

And for my final UFO…

Fortunately, I only have a few more repeats to go and then I will have a new piece of lace in my own handspun!

So, if you are still an unbeliever in UFO’s, stop on by! I’ve got plenty of ’em flying around here, lol.



  1. Great job on the swiss chard, I love those colors and I like it in the two ply but the n-ply really gives it some more pop.

  2. This is so beautiful. I love the green-blue-yellow wool you’ve spun!
    The book also sounds very interesting – and maybe, it doesn’t neet that much time (and space) to get yourself a few plants you could dye with. 😀

    • Oh yeah! If you ever find you like spinning and have a chance to get a book or publication by Rita Buchanan, snatch it up quick! But, I’m sure once I learn to recognize some of these plants, I can pick some stuff up around this area.

  3. daisiejane says:

    It’s all lovely! I think I prefer the 2ply to the n -the mix of the colours is so rich! It’s also a long term dream of mine to grow dye plants and dye yarn and fibre so I’ll be watching your blog carefully! And guess what? I am such a wannabe Stacy that I have a Bug now as well as my Joy! Scared? 🙂 actually I was at a fibre fair at the weekend and there was a demo one going at an unmissable price – I had stalked Ladybugs on ravelry and got to try one out at a guild meeting. So just the Goldings to go now! 🙂

  4. I love that book. It hasn’t made me grow any natural dye material but it is inspiring! >^..^<

  5. The book looks like something I would like to read. Your blue and green yarn looks great though!

  6. Put me in the 2-ply column, although the chain-plied is quite gorgeous.

  7. A Dyer’s Garden was highly recommended to me at a fiber festival. By the looks of that dog-eared copy, there must be something to it!

  8. nice job on the swiss chard, i prefer this one over the 2 ply actually..maybe it’s just me enjoying thicker yarns?
    here’s to you turning ufo’s into fo’s!

  9. flowerpotdesigns says:

    love the swiss chard. The colours are stunning!

  10. Navajo plying is not just for keeping the colours in line, but also is very useful for getting a three ply yarn from a singles bobbin instead of having to split it into thirds. Also, the nature of Navajo plying means that it can be sturdier than a traditional three ply as one of the plies is in the opposite direction.


  1. […] I won’t bore you anymore than I already have with the detour I took from the gray monster or my obsessive fiber love for the Swiss Chard, lol.  […]

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