Friday, February 08, 2008

Fiber Friday - Jeffersonite

This is the second of five skeins of Bluefaced Leicester for the handspun shawl that I am planning. I love the rich browns and green highlights in this skein. I think it spun up very nice; I like the color distribution I got. The roving is from the same dyer and was very nice to handle.

I've been trying to decide what shawl to knit. I've seen several nice versions of the Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl that were knit in handspun. I'm just not really crazy about the triangular shape. I've also thought about trying a Lady Eleanor, but I'm not sure how to work all the color changes. And, I have silk garden stashed away for a Lady Eleanor - but I could always do something else with that. So the pattern is still up in the air. Besides, I've got three more skeins to go, all kinds of things can happen between now and then.

Details
Brand: Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
Content: 100% Bluefaced Leicester
Fiber Source: The Fiber Denn on Etsy
Skein Weight: 3.75 ounces
Skein Length: 220 yards
Spinning Ratio: 10 to 1
Plying Ratio: 9 to 1
Other Details: 2-ply, hand wash

15 comments:

Monika said...

Very nice brown tones. BFL is a treat to spin. I find it hard to find the perfect pattern for my spun yarn too. Hope you'll find what you want.

Deb said...

Beautiful...and suddenly, I'm feeling like I'm doing better.

Julie said...

Whichever shawl you decide on is sure to be gorgeous knit with that incredibly beautiful handspun!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Your blog title is showing your oatmeal cookies picture right now and the colors of the yarn just capture oatmeal cookies too me!! Delicious browns!!!! You can see your growth in your spinning I love it!!

Lauren said...

That looks so good!

Jacki said...

That yarn is fabulous. It looks like a range of different colors of coffee... or tree bark. I heart it. :)

Bezzie said...

Hm, I think you should spin something gray, call it "Stonewall" and then knit it with this.

Your civil war names tickle me to no extent!

Zonda said...

Gorgeous! Love those colors!

Mom said...

The colors on this yarn are so much richer than the other BFL you spun. I really like this one.
Keep checking around for shawl patterns and I'm sure you'll fall in love with one. There's always things to do in the mean time.

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

beautiful! I love those colors!

turtlegirl76 said...

Very pretty!

cpurl17 said...

How about a feather and fan stole? Whatever you make, it's going to be sooooo cozy!

gilraen said...

Simply Beautiful!!! You are getting very very good at this :D

Ava said...

Your spun yarn is so impressive! Aren't you tempted just keep without knitting it up?

Lazuli said...

Gorgeous yarn! I love the colors, and think the yarn would make a very cozy shawl in whatever pattern you choose!