Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Spinning Fun

Even though I have not written about spinning lately, I have been stealing blocks of precious minutes to spin.

This time, I gave myself a little challenge. See, I loved this roving's colorway so much(a SockPixie colorway from a few weeks ago), I decided to ignore the fact that it was a Merino/Bamboo mix, and would probably be a little too slippery for my inexperienced hands.

It was a little bit of a challenge at first, the fibers would slide along each other so fast that my roving strand would break. After a few attempts, I got in the groove, and was in pure spinning heaven.

I love the long repeats of juicy orange, fresh green, and the hint of pale blue.
Right now, the bobbin with its thin singles is sitting in my spinning basket, with just a little more of the roving to go.

I intend to spin a companion single for it. Probably a very subtle solid so as not to overpower the lovely colors.

Actually, I am off to my studio right now to find its companion or maybe to dye it...
(I don't have far to go to get to my studio, it is actually on the lower floor of my house, it looks out on my city garden. My studio is a heavenly space, full of colors, skeins of yarn,fluffy rovings, giant inspiration boards covered with color samples and swatches. I love to work, spin, knit, sew, embroider and create there while listening to the music of Edith Piaf, or Yves Montand... I'll have to show it to you one of these days...)


Claudia said...

Beautiful colors. What are you going to knit with it?

Ginger said...

This is such a nice handspun. I look forward to seeing the companion.