Friday, May 02, 2008

Handspun Friday - Insect Wings

The fiber for this yarn is hand dyed Bluefaced Leicester from the Hello Yarn fiber club. The fiber club was a three month commitment and this was the first installment. I did order a double size portion for each of the shipments and I'm really glad I did.

I ended up turning the ten ounces of fiber into just under 600 yards of yarn, so I should be able to knit something nice. Though I'm not sure what I'll knit. I'd guess that the yarn is somewhere between a DK and worsted weight.

I think I will spend this weekend seaming up my sweater and starting my shawl with the Noro sock yarn. The pattern finally came yesterday.

Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
Content: Bluefaced Leicester
Fiber Source: Hello Yarn Fiber Club
Weight: 5 ounces each / 10ounces total
Fiber Preparation: hand dyed combed top
Yardage: two skeins; 588 total yardage
Spinning Style: worsted
Spinning Ratio: 10 to 1
Plying Ratio: 9 to 1
Details: 2-ply, hand wash, air dry

15 comments:

Mom said...

Wow what a beautiful color! You will look terrific in that yarn. The fiber itself is so vibrant. Your spinning is excellent.

Monika said...

Oh, those rich colores! This is wonderful stuff! Good for you to have more than the 4oz, you'll be able to make something very beautiful with it!

bockstark.knits said...

yummy as usual! i soooo want to get in on the hello yarn fiber club!

Deb said...

This is why I love Fridays!!

Bezzie said...

I love the weight and yardage you got there--very nice!

gilraen said...

Georgeous colours and beautifully spun and plied!!

Thank you for the pattern suggestion :)

turtlegirl76 said...

Very pretty!

Tina - omme i London aka teeweewonders said...

WOW - that's gorgeous. Almost too pretty to knit!

elizabeth said...

So pretty! I love Adrian's colors!

Now that you're all into spinning, when are you going to start dyeing? ;o)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Wow! Those colors are so pretty! Fiber club, huh? :) Oh goodness, I will remain a drooler and resist as long as I can!

Knitting Bandit said...

Pretty, pretty handspun. I'd knit that!

Zonda said...

Wow! Just so bright and colorful! Lovely spinning!

Bee said...

OM(freakin')G!
That may be the most spectacular yarn I have seen in a LONG time. I am begining to think I am getting jaded; I am hard pressed to find a yarn that impresses me lately. Now I just want to cry because I can't whip out my plastic and snatch up a couple of skeins of its fabulousness.
As for your comment, "so I should be able to knit something nice" I think it is just as lovely as is. I might find a lovely (snag free) wooden bowl and just display it in its lovely state for all to enjoy -like a coffee table book - before rushing into anything.
Happy knitting,
Bee

Batty said...

It's so bright and happy-looking, and the yarn is so beautiful... I'm drooling just looking at it. I bet it's soft and squishy too.

Julie said...

Beautiful!