Friday, January 16, 2009

Handspun Friday - Pale Fire

I love the colors and the softness of this yarn. It is a bamboo merino blend that has a nice sheen and drape. This yarn ended up being something between a sport and worsted weight.


The bamboo made this a nice spin too. Everything was smooth and silky and a little bit slippery.

I'm thinking that I'll knit a nice spring scarf with this skein; probably something with a slightly open pattern. I think this yarn will be nice next to the skin and against the face.

Geddesburg Handspun Yarn

Fiber Content: 60% merino / 40% bamboo
Fiber Source: FatCatKnits
Color: Pale Fire
Weight: 8 ounces
Yardage: 506 yards
WPI: 12-14 wraps per inch
Notes: 2-ply

9 comments:

Esoteric Knitter said...

you spin such lovely pieces!

Bezzie said...

Drool!!!

I gotta say, I really dig those FatCat rovings!

mom said...

Lovely-lovely-lovely!! I do like the bamboo too. Even the roving looks great.

Zonda said...

Oh so pretty and I bet so soft too!! Gorgeous colors!

Monika said...

Drool is right! It's totally lovely yarn! :o)

Jewel said...

Pretty! I haven't tried bamboo yet!

Deb said...

I'm having real trouble with the bamboo that I have. Must just need more patience. Did you do anything different or special that you'd care to share?

turtlegirl76 said...

Oooh that's so pretty! That will make a great spring scarf.

Batty said...

This is getting ridiculous. I didn't even think I liked orange!