Friday, March 14, 2008

Fiber Friday - Flame



I don't have any pictures of this fiber before spinning it up. If you are interested, I think you can see the original braid of fiber on etsy. I'm going to start taking pictures of the fiber before spinning to post as well as the finished yarn shots. I always think it is interesting to see a hunk of fiber spins up. I'm still learning how to look at hand dyed fiber and visualize how the finished yarn will look. There are always so many ways to divide and spin a particular piece of fiber.


I really liked working with this fiber. The dye job was great and the fiber was easy to draft and work with. I have one more braid of Bluefaced Leicester from this dyer, Pigeonroof Studios. I have a hard time getting any fiber from this dyer though, because it seems like as soon as she posts any new fiber to esty it is gone in a flash. I was lucky to get two braids of merino last night though.

This is the first skein for which I tried to take a wpi (wraps per inch) measurement. I do think that if I had taken this measurement in a couple different places in the skein I would have gotten some variety in the results. But I'm going to try and start collecting this information anyway. I got a wpi of 19 for this skein, but I'm not too sure if that is accurate.

Details
Brand: Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
Content: 100% Bluefaced Leicester
Fiber Source: Pigeonroof Studios
Skein Weight: 4.2 ounces
Skein Length: 242 yards
Spinning Ratio: 10 to 1
Plying Ratio: 9 to 1
WPI: 19
Spinning Method: worsted
Other Details: 2-ply, hand wash,

11 comments:

Mom said...

This colorway is really nice and bright. Is this going to be added to your shawl or will this be something else? Its a very cheerful skein.

Deb said...

Pssst - tell your mom "Because I can!!"

Monika said...

Oh, how I love this yarn! Totally "my" colores! You have a lucky hand in buying fiber that looks wonderful when spun up. :o)

Julie said...

Your spinning is so incredible!

bockstark.knits said...

That is gorgeous! I love it and I love pigeonroof studios stuff!!!

cpurl17 said...

Very gorgeous spinning there!

gilraen said...

I love how you make it looks so easy and I know it's not. Another triumph Shannon :)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And the colors...I love the pigeonroof studio sock yarn colors...the handspun is no different! One of our LYS carries it! I guess its kinda a good thing that its not too local for me!

Ava said...

everything is gorgeous! (after having looked at several posts.) and you're so organized about it.

What did you ever make out of that Bluefaced Leicester in "Flagstone?" I've searched and searched and never found any.

mel said...

Oh, what a stunning colorway!! Beautiful spinning too Shannon - it looks so fine & even!!

I loved seeing your shawl in person, it really is lovely - and how exciting to make something so pretty from your own handspun!! Hurray!! You got me going again too, post soon. Thank you for all the inspiration :)

Batty said...

That's beautiful!