Thursday, January 10, 2008

Fiber Friday - Elegant Autumn

I've really been enjoying my new wheel so I've got more hand spun for this edition of Fiber Friday. This time I tried my hand at spinning some merino wool. I loved spinning it up although I don't think my results so much improvement I was able to get a thinner yarn some of the time. I think that is because of the nature of merino being a little smoother than the other fibers I've tried so far.

This fiber came from Copper Pot Woolies on Etsy. It was 4 ounces of merino fiber in a nice big fluffy ball of roving. The color is named elegant autumn. I ended up with about 162 yards of yarn. My husband picked this out as his favorite hand spun skein so far, so I will set it aside for a hat for him.

I've decided that there is a positive aspect to having a stash of spinning fiber. For the same or even less money, I'm ending up with fiber that I will actually get to use and enjoy twice. The first time the fiber will be used for spinning and the second time will be for knitting. How can you pass up such a great deal?

14 comments:

Telmah said...

It looks lovely, and it is kind of like half price since you're using it twice!

Monika said...

I've already been waiting for your next fiber installment! And here you answer my question, where you get your wonderful fiber! Thanks for the link, although I'm not going to buy anytime soon, have too much fiber stash to work with. I adore this "Elegant Autumn" colorway! :o)

mel said...

It looks great Shannon! I'm so impressed with what you have done so far, you're definitely inspiring me to make more time to spin!

I love this colorway too, it will make a great hat for your hub (and without having to knit a guy sized socks or sweater!!) ;)

Lauren said...

Your yarn looks really great!

Darn you and your logic of money and spinning. Now I'm even more tempted to try.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Absolutely stunning!! Love the colors! Great job, again!!

gilraen said...

Beautiful!! and great thinking!! :)

Mom said...

I absolutely love the color of "elegant autumn". It looks pretty terrific to me!

elizabeth said...

That is SO true! You get to spin it and then you get to enjoy knitting with it, and THEN you get to enjoy your knitted item.

Zonda said...

So gorgeous!! Will be perfect for hubby's hat! :)

Bezzie said...

Muy bueno! I wonder if I keep dreaming of spinning because of your yarn...?

Batty said...

That's just gorgeous. I love the blueish bits in the browns and golds. Who'd have thought that blue and gold could look that pretty together?

Bobbi said...

ooh! I love the colors!

turtlegirl76 said...

Holy crap where the hell have I been? You got a wheel??? YAY!!!!

Lazuli said...

Wow, that's gorgeous yarn! Elegant indeed.