Friday, August 01, 2008

Handspun Friday - Copperpot

Today's photos look a little different because my regular photo studio (kitchen table and poster board) were taken up by the time I got home. My husband was performing surgery on his laptop and needed the space. So I opted to move to the top of a little black chest of drawers. The overall results seem a little moodier to me.

This skein of yarn is the last part of my Tour de Fleece work. I got it down on the last Sunday of the challenge. It is also not a skein I get to keep. I spun this for a swap partner. I'll be mailing it off on Monday after I get the rest of the package together. I hope she liked this skein.

I challenged myself to get as much yardage as I could for a 2-ply yarn out of 4 ounces of fiber. I did pretty good I got about 560 yards with an average of about 18 wraps per inch. I took several wpi measurements and averaged them together to get that 18. for the life of me I can't seem to get a totally consistent yarn. But, the yarn is soft and I like the colors. Hopefully my swap pal will like it too.

9 comments:

Monika said...

I'm sure she'll LOVE it! I would. It looks like gold to me. That's a pretty fabulous yardage you've got there!

Deb said...

I wish it was me!

bockstark.knits said...

Wow, that is mighty pretty, I am sure she will love it!

gilraen said...

It looks like liquid gold!!!! Beautiful!! :)

Bezzie said...

It's gorgeous--so fall-ish!!

mom said...

That color is very regal. I think that it was Midas that turned everything to gold by touching it. It seems like he's been to you house. Beautiful.

Annalea said...

I like the dark background for photos. White tends to lighten the effect colors have, while black intensifies them. I think it would be interesting to see skeins of yarn on both the white and black background.

Very pretty, yet again. :o) Good eye for fiber!

Jacki said...

I like the black background for this yarn, too. I've tried using black posterboard before, but always get a weird glare, but your black background is really nice. The yarn is gorgeous, too, but that goes without saying. :)

Zonda said...

Gorgeous handspun!! One lucky swap partner!