Friday, April 24, 2009

Pretty Yarn Week: Friday

Today's Yarn is The Forgotten Handspun
2ply Bulky Romney/Alpaca handspun
375yds/9.68oz 2ply Romney/Alpaca handspun
bulky weight
spun longdraw, fulled to finish
2ply Bulky Romney/Alpaca handspun
i dyed the locks with acid dyes
blended with handcards, ~70% romney/30% alpaca. romney was fleece purchased at rhinebeck 2008/alpaca was raw fiber purchased at Finger Lakes Fiber Festival 2008.

this was the last yarn i spun on the babe. i had one more bobbin left to ply, then i got the rose. i set the babe aside and haven't touched it since. i finally plied the last bobbin on the rose. the difference is pretty obvious. i've learned to ply a bit more loosely since then (the final plied yarn is the 3rd skein in the first photo).

the yarn is very dense and ropy. i've come a long way since the babe days. i have no clue what to do with the yarn. maybe slippers? or a bag? the yarn isn't soft at all, so scarves/hats are out.

this yarn is the same dyed romney locks, but combed instead of carded. the difference between the two is pretty striking.

2 comments:

  1. lovely!

    I've very much enjoyed Pretty Yarn Week... *mops up drool from tabletop*

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  2. It's not soft? Huh, it sure looks soft--looks can be deceiving.

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