Friday, March 21, 2008

Fiber Friday - Ribbon Dance

This is my second attempt at spinning fiber from batts. The first time the fiber was full of little nepps or snarls. Not a problem this time at all. The fiber was wonderful to work with and easy to spin. You can see the two batts I had in the bottom photo.

I imagined several different ways of dividing the fiber and spinning it up, but in the end I just split each batt into narrow strips and spun the colors all mixed up onto two bobbins.

I then just plied the two singles together. I do like the resulting yarn and how the smooth shiny bits are intertwined with the rougher wool.

I laid the skein around my neck and the wool made it seem a little rough so I"m not sure what I'll knit with it yet, but it does look pretty sitting in the yarn basket.

Details
Brand: Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
Content: Bamboo, Corriedale, English wool and silk
Fiber Source: Loop on Etsy
Skein Weight: 3 ounces
Skein Length: 106 yards
Spinning Ratio: 10 to 1
Plying Ratio: 9 to 1
Other Details: 2-ply, hand wash

13 comments:

Monika said...

Very nice! I have some batts from Loop, hope to get to them soon. I'm surprised that you find this blend rough on the skin. Wouldn't have thought it.

mel said...

So pretty, I love the mix of the turquoise, purple and yellow :) what an interesting blend too. Glad that the neps weren't an issue here - you did a lovely job with the spinning!

Bezzie said...

It's freaking beautiful--it kind of reminds me of Mardi Gras colors. But not so garish.

Man, now that I've got that ghetto spindle--no fair posting links to roving ;-)!

Deb said...

Now I'll know not to be afraid of batts!

cpurl17 said...

Gorgeous!! You've become quite the spinner!

Ava said...

this is one of my favorite color combos - good work!

Mom said...

Absolutely gorgeous! There's nothing else to say! Great job!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Absolutely stunning! These are so my colors! So pretty! I love your handspun :)

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

ooooh pretty! I love the color combinations!

gilraen said...

Oh this is so delicious!!! You are quite the spinner now!!!! I love it. :)

Batty said...

Oh, that is beautiful! The colors are heavenly. It really is a dancy happy yarn.

turtlegirl76 said...

Oooh very pretty!

Mary, Mary... said...

Oh, look at you and your ratios and that gorgeous handspun! Cute hats!