Friday, January 23, 2009

Handspun Friday - Ivory Coast

Getting all that spinning done over the Christmas holiday was great for Handspun Friday. I've got several things in the queue to share and up today is Bluefaced Leicester from crown Mountain Farms in a color called Ivory Coast.

I actually have a lot of Crown Mountain Farms fiber in my stash. It comes in in several great fiber varieties and a lot of different colors. It is a good value too. The handdyed fiber comes in an 8 ounce bundle whcih is a lot of fiber to spin and it only costs about what you'd pay for 4 ounces on other sites.

Crown Mountatin Farms has a lot of different fibers avaialble, I've only tried the handdyed. this is my second time; the first time didn't turn out to well. I had a lot of dye bleed out. The problem occured not only in the after spin soak, but during the spinning too. I had a lot of red dye on me and my wheel. So I was hesitant to try again.

But looking at all those 8 opunce bundles of fiber in my stash was really getting to me. So I decided to try again. There was a very small amount of dye that was on my hands after spinning the entire 8 ounces; nothing that was alarming or unacceptable. there was bleed out in the wash but I used HOT waste contrary to the suggested treatment of cool water. I'm okay with that too. Now, I'm anxious to spin up more of my crown Mountain Stash.

Geddesburg Handspun Yarn

Fiber : Crown Mountain Farm
Content: Blue Face Leicester
Color: Ivory Coast
Fiber Preparation: thumb size roving
Weight: 8 oz
Yardage: 414 yards
WPI: 10-11 wraps per inch
Spinning Style: worsted
Spinning Ratio: 10 to 1
Plying Ratio: 10 to 1
Notes: hand wash; 2 ply


bockstark.knits said...

super yummy!!!

Trillian42 said...


Kaye said...

Mmm...I love "window" shopping over at Crown Mountain.
414 yards--what are you going to make? That's a gorgeous color.

Zonda said...

So pretty!! Gorgeous colors!

Anonymous said...

Love those neutrals!

Batty said...

Coffee! No, chocolate! Coffee and chocolate? It sure reminds me of yummy things.

Anonymous said...

So pretty! I'm with Batty, it reminds me of coffee and chocolate.

mom said...

Great color and lots of yards. You should be able to do something wonderful with all that handspun. I really do like the chocolate brown shades!!!!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Absolutely stunning! My kind of colors! Great job!

Esoteric Knitter said...

another pretty piece! :)

Jen said...

This turned out great - I like the pretty earth tones mixed with the sky colors. Interesting contrast.