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.