Thursday, March 05, 2009

Pretty Yarn Day

handspun
Left 2 frames: Crown Mountain Farms Superwash Merino in San Francisco, 235yds/2oz, fingering weight. Singles were spun worsted then chain plied, soaked and thwacked to finish. I still have 2oz left to spin a matching skein for socks.

Right 2 frames: Romney fleece, "Buster," purchased at rhinebeck 2008. 2ply worsted spun, 230yds/2oz, fingering weight. Locks were dyed with yellow and brown acid dyes. My first handcombed top using valkyrie minicombs. soaked and thwacked to finish.

handcombed top practically spins itself. i love how romney takes dyes and the nearly translucent luster of the skein. the yarn is a bit rough, but would be great in colorwork.

2 comments:

  1. Hiya, Really love seeing your yarn pictures. I'm doing a spinning course in a few weeks so I hope to have some of my own soon. Thanks for describing the techniques you used, it's starting to mean something to me!

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  2. Those are both so gorgeous. I'm really going to have take up spinning one of these days.

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