Spin spin spin

My first handspun , all plied and set: 100% Merino 21micron, thick and thin, dyed a spotchy red, 76.5 metres from 100grams (dismal spinning effort). But my first all the same .. :)

And this is what that Terracotta dyed fibre is spinning up like:

It's interesting - I dont like multicoloured items at all.

I've always hated the variegated yarns that i've seen - i mean, they're pretty, but what are you going to make from them besides socks? So I've found it particularly interesting that I've enjoyed spinning multicoloured fibres. Will I ever knit anything out of them? Probably not, but I do enjoy the randomness of the colours that come up, and the way the singles work up. And after all, isn't this what venturing into a new hobby is about ? Getting out of your comfort zone, exploring new things, and doing something you've never done before! I think so.



12:40 PM, May 31, 2009

i don't see any problem with dyeing and spinning for the sake of dyeing and spinning. does all yarn have to be knitted if it looks spectacular beforehand? :)


5:06 PM, May 31, 2009

i know what you mean about variegated yarn—there's a collette (sp?) chunky yarn in a pastel rainbow colorway that i LOVE but i know that anyone but a baby would look crazy in it. hmm, maybe a pillow..


8:42 PM, May 31, 2009

I think it's beautiful! But I do know what you mean about knitting up variegated yarn. It's not usually my thing, but I am tempted to make this skirt--seems like a great use for multicolored yarn:



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