Friday, March 28, 2008

Fiber Friday - Waves

This yarn is spun from Falkland wool roving that bought from the Yarn Wench. This is one of two rovings I bought from her and it won't be my last. I love her sense of color and I really enjoyed spinning the Falkland wool.

Falkland wool refers to wool grown in the Falkland Islands. It comes from a variety of different sheep and there can be a range of softness and staple length of the fiber. The fiber that the Yarn Wench has a staple length of 2.75-4.5 inches and a micron count of 26. Micron count refers to the average fiber diameter. The smaller the number the finer the fiber. These numbers are similar to merino and this yarn is definitely soft enough to wear next to your skin.

I don't know what I'll knit with this yet. I may combine it with next weeks selection for a nice striped scarf.

Details
Brand: Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
Content: Falkland Wool
Fiber Source: The Yarn Wench
Skein Weight: 4.2 ounces
Skein Length: 250 yards
Spinning Ratio: 10 to 1
Plying Ratio: 9 to 1
Other Details: 2-ply, hand wash, 1 knot in skein

9 comments:

Monika said...

Great colors, lovely handspun. I've seen her website, but have not ordered from her, but sure loved her colorways.

Bezzie said...

Very pretty! I've never heard of her before, I'll have to go check it out.

Lauren said...

That is very pretty! The colors remind me of spring and ice at the same time. :)

Lazuli said...

Oh wow, that's gorgeous! You're right, the colors are really great.

Zonda said...

Drooling here! Just gorgeous! I love that on bloglines, before I click to comment, the pictures are huge and I feel like I can reach out and touch that gorgeousness!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous and so my colors!! This might be my favorite yet of your handspun!

Mom said...

beautiful colors...and your spinning is truly amazing. I think this is my favorite so far...

Batty said...

That's so pretty. Aptly named, too! The colors make me think of sand and water, a very beach-themed yarn.

smelk-o-matic said...

Soo, sooooo pretty. Welp, off to check out the Yarn Wench. ;)

Smiles,
Erin