Monday, December 7, 2009

More Handspinning

Ishbel is finished and is being blocked. In the mean time I spun some more yarn. I spun wensleydale for the first time. The staples were soooo long! I first spun a multicolored roving in firy tones (you know how much I like bold colors!) The result: soft fingering weight singles.



I then chose a contrasting roving, a practically solid lavender. When I placed them together, I instantly fell in love, and though it was way too late, I spun all the lavender I knew I would need.



It was a good thing it was so late when I finished, because that forced me to let my singles sit overnight before being plyed.



I love the result! The lavender brings some calm to the fire. I can't wait to knit it! I am thinking really hard about a good project.

5 comments:

Sharon V said...

Your newly spun yarn is very, very pretty. The lavender sure does have a calming effect on the 'fire'.

Nathalie said...

Gorgeous!

MavenKnits said...

You truly have the gift of colour! These last couple of posts have especially beautiful. I look forward to ordering some fiber in the spring!

Web Solutions said...

Great display of colors! No one knows better then the use of colors.
Keep it up the great work

Julia said...

Are you going to sell some handspun soon? Please...