Friday, April 04, 2008

Handspun Friday - Burnished Violets

This is my second go at spinning Falkland wool and I have to say that it is very nice to spin. I'm hoping that the knitting is just as pleasant. I think I'm going to combine this skein with the one from last week for a nice stripey scarf. I don't have a photo of the fiber before I spun it up, but I will for the next round of handspun.

I spent part of last weekend cataloging and photographing my fiber stash so I would have some before photos to share. I had a little more fiber than I realized, but I don't think that's bad. And fiber is good for the diet right? And, if I'm going to so you new handspun each week I actually need it.


I'm also officially changing the my Friday offering of yarn to "Handspun Friday". I've managed to have a new skein of handspun each Friday since the beginning of this year and I plan to keep going with that theme instead of commercially spun yarn. The problem isn't spinning the yarn - but figuring out what to knit with all these single skeins.

Details
Brand: Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
Content: Falkland Wool
Fiber Source: The Yarn Wench
Skein Weight: 4.1 ounces
Skein Length: 292 yards
Spinning Ratio: 10 to 1
Plying Ratio: 9 to 1
Other Details: 2-ply, hand wash

13 comments:

Stacie said...

looks like a sunset... I love it!

Knitting Bandit said...

Very pretty!

bockstark.knits said...

You can always send some my way!!! :) hehehe! You are a spinning goddess!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

It is gorgeous!! I love your handspun Fridays!!

And I also love when the oatmeal cookies show up in your banner..yummy!

Zonda said...

That is gorgeous! Sigh, I so look forward to your Handspun fridays and see what you'll come up with next! :)

Mom said...

Wonderful color combo. The stripey scarf should look great!

Meghann said...

very nice! I'm loving the purple/orange combo lately.

Monika said...

Nice yarn! I finally got to knit something with my handspun. It's so much more fun, to see how it looks knit up.

eusebius said...

This stuff is seriously gorgeous. You are inspiring me to want to learn how to spin ... yah, like I have time for another craft ;)

cpurl17 said...

Let me know when you open your home spun yarn store!

Batty said...

Love the colors together. What cpurl said... let me know when you're getting ready to sell some of this stuff! : )

turtlegirl76 said...

So pretty. You've become such an accomplished spinner.

Lazuli said...

What beautiful colors!! So very cool!