Friday, March 28, 2008

Fiber Friday 3/28/08

I am in the heart of packing and moving now. It's going as well as can be expected.

I am shipping a lot of the yarn and fiber so it is already there, waiting for my arrival. I couldn't bear to part with the sock yarn though. I've got enough yarn for like, 50 pairs. I need all of them near me at all times, just in case.

Some would think this insane. But not you. You are like me, right?

So this is another Fiber Friday Flashback. Let's look at what I spun around this time last year:

Fiber Friday 4/6/07

Here we are again... can you believe how quickly this week went by?

I have four yarns to show off today...so let's get right to it!

This first jumble here is bulky weight singles yarn spun from mixed wools all hand-dyed in my kitchen. 4.1 oz, 159 yards.

I was attempting something that alternated between rich jewel colors and neutral, earthy tones.

This second yarn here was inspired along the same lines, muted colors with shocks of something bright. I think I was dreaming of Noro at the time. 2.1 oz, 127 yards.

The third yarn here is a basic two-ply, originally inspired by peas and carrots but it definitely evolved into something else. Candy and flowers got in there too I think.

They do that sometimes - take on a life of their own. 2.9 oz, 86 yards.

And last but not least I've made another seashell yarn. This time with pearls! For those who missed the last one, here is the run-down:

Dye soft white roving in various beachy, sand and sea colors. Then spin it up, starting with the sand and work your way through the sea and sky. Then ply with holographic thread strung with real shells and pearls.

When knit, the yarn should form some kind of landscape. Or crochet. I'm an equal opportunity spinner.

/Flashback

I think this was my favorite part:

Originally inspired by peas and carrots but it definitely evolved into something else. Candy and flowers got in there too I think.


Sounds like a fantastic picnic?

2 comments:

Carla Willingham said...

LOL!! You've got to have it close in case you wake from a nightmare that there's no more yarn...ever!! You'd have to reach out and touch yours to make sure you were supplied!!
:) Carla

Gnat said...

Such pretty pretty yarn!!!