Friday, April 18, 2008

Handspun Friday - Blackthorn

I really like how this fiber spun up. I'd say it is a bulky weight yarn. It is nice, thick, soft and fluffy. I think I'll use this to knit a hat or maybe mittens. I don't think there is really enough yardage for a scarf.

I really like the color too. Purple has always been one of my favorite colors and this one is nice and rich. It is almost black in places. It makes me think of nice plump juicy blackberries.

My father is coming for a visiting today and will stay through Sunday. He's taking some type of continuing education class for some business license he holds in this state; so he will be out a good portion of Saturday. I'm going to try and get in a quick visit to a local Fiber Festival while he is in class. The festival starts Saturday at 10:00 am and this is it's second year. If you are in this area the festival is being held at the Averasboro Battlefield Museum located at 3300 NC Highway 82.

Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
Content: Bluefaced Leicester
Fiber Source: Pigeon Roof Studios
Skein Weight: 4 ounces
Skein Length: 132 yards
WPI: 8-9
Spinning Ratio: 10 to 1
Plying Ratio: 9 to 1
Other Details: 2-ply, superwash


Monika said...

Oh my goodness! You surprise me with wonderful handspun yarn, again and again. This is absolutely gorgeous!

Lauren said...

It looks so even! The color is wonderful, I vote for mittens. You'll see the pretty colors more. :)

Zonda said...

Oh, now that is so gorgeous!!! Darn, wished I could go to said fiber fest... See you soon though! ;)

Mom said...

This blackberry color is terrific. One of my favorites.

gilraen said...

Blackcurrants!!!! I love, so rich and juicy :)

Bezzie said...

Ooo! Thanks for posting the "before" shot. I've been leery of rovings that are kind of splotchy not sure how they'd spin up--but this turned out beautiful!

Ava said...

Like Bezzie, I would never have chosen this roving. It turned out beautifully. Can't you get more?

cpurl17 said...

I like the "before" and "after" photos too!

That yarn is so juicy looking!!

Anonymous said...

Your handspun is so gorgeous!