Friday, January 25, 2008

Fiber Friday - Sweet Corrosion

I liked spinning this so much better than the Romney I spun for last week. This yarn was spun from hand dyed merino combed top from FatCatKnits. this is the second roving I've used from this shop. The colors are great and the fiber has been easy to prepare for spinning.

This time I did spend more time with the fiber before setting down to spin. You saw the results of that on Monday's post. It really did make the spinning go fast and easy. I think it really helped me to get the final yarn a little more even that I have been getting in the past. So for the time being I will keep preparing the fiber this way.

The color of this fiber was named Sweet Corrosion. I didn't really pay too much attention to the color as I prepared the fiber for spinning. I like the barber pole effect and it helps me to judge plying the yarn when the color of each strand is different. It will be fun to try for a self-striping yarn sometime though.

Details
Brand: Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
Content: 100% merino wool
Skein Weight: 4.5 ounces
Skein Length: 264 yards
Spinning Ratio: 17 to 1
Plying Ratio: 10 to 1
Other Details: 2-ply

12 comments:

Monika said...

I like your yarn brand name! You've become such a great spinner already, that was fast! I've got several FatCatKnits fiber in my stash, looking forward to it. This colorway is so colorful, I like it! :o)

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

Impressive! Very pretty!

Deb said...

Damn!

Lazuli said...

Wow, so pretty and so even!

gilraen said...

At this rate you will setting up on Etsy!!! I will say it again......I love this one :D

I'm dying to see what you knit with it :)

Lauren said...

When I saw the first picture of it I said to myself "Oh! Did she spin that?" It looks great!

smelk-o-matic said...

This is awesome!!! I need to learn to spin like this.

Mom said...

Excellent -- the colors are wonderful and the stripe effect is really great. It's looking very even. It should knit up really nice. Looks like you have quite a bit of it too.....

Batty said...

It's happy yarn! I love it!

Zonda said...

Gorgeous! In my bloglines it is a huge picture and the colors are amazing!!

Dame Wendy said...

It's like a happy bunch of flowers. Really nice! :)

Shannon said...

Your spinning is awesome. I am in awe.