Wednesday, March 20, 2013

New Yarn


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I had some hand dyed texel/lleyn fleece that I bought a while back.  The colors are beautiful but the texture was less than fabulous, so I spun it up fairly thin and coiled most of it around 22 or 28 gauge copper wire.  I tried coiling around 32 gauge, but the wire was so thin that it broke pretty quickly.  So I tried just plying the single and the wire like a regular 2-ply.  I thought it turned out pretty neat looking.

This sparkly purpley skein was made from merino that I kettle dyed then carded up with sari silk and firestar.  It reminds me of the purple crocuses in our yard.
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This is the cormo I bought at the alpaca show.  I loved the texture and color and didn't want to lose the general appearance of the pretty, fluffy fleece, so I spun it into a gentle single with puffs and crimpy bits still showing.
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Our new chicks inspired me to make this fluffy spring skein.  I used undyed merino roving and kettle dyed alpaca fleece.
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I made this tiny, sweet skein for my mother-in-law when she was here. I think it's so fun to get out all my fibers and make something with someone else.
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 And this last one was another spring-inspired one.  More kettle dyed merino and alpaca with firestar and wool thread.  I love carding up fun batts to spin.  I usually do that part at night after the kids are in bed, so I don't get pictures of the batts unfortunately.
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9 comments:

  1. So much fibery goodness! You've been very busy. I still haven't even gotten my wheel out yet. I need to. I should just carve out time and do it. Your lovely yarns are always such an inspiration.

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  2. I love all of it! The picture of the chick is wonderful!

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  3. I love your yarns, beautiful colours and interesting texture. I've never thought of plying yarn with copper wire!

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  4. All very pretty and colorful. But the smile on that little one outshines them all!

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  5. My, my, my look at all that finished yarn. Love how you spun them all differently and such a wide range of colors.....stunning!

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  6. What a nice blog and your pictures are well done! All of your yarn looks beautiful and I especially like the purple sparkly one.

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  7. All those colours are just sumptuous.

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  8. All of your yarns are lovely and super colorful. Now will you knit with the yarn, gift it or sell it?

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  9. I sell most of my yarn in my etsy shop (see lefthand sidebar.) occasionally I make a skein as a gift. I've tried a little knitting and crocheting but I really just love to spin, so that's pretty much what I do.

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