Friday, July 31, 2009

Handspun Friday - Adirondack

I really enjoyed spinning this fiber, watching the colors collect on the bobbin. Watching the singles twist together to make the yarn. I only wish I had more of this fiber. I have to say that the final yarn is probably my most favorite in a long time.

Spinning this fiber made me remember just how much I like hand dyed fiber with a good amount of white or undyed fiber left after the dying processs. I think that the white fiber helps balance out all the color during the spinning process and in the finished yarn; especially if the fiber has several different seemingly unrelated colors.

I'm thinking I'll use this to knit up a nice pair of thick winter house socks. But I think I'll just enjoy looking at the yarn for a while first.

Geddesburg Handspun Yarn

Fiber: dyed by FatCatKnits
Content: Superwash Merino combed wool top
Weight: 4 ounces
WPI: 12 wraps per inch
Yardage: 224 yards
Notes: 3-ply


turtlegirl76 said...

Ooooh that turned out so pretty!

Anonymous said...

I really like that handspun. It turned very differently than I would have expected from looking at the top.

Zonda said...

Lovely!!! Great pictures of it too :)

Dave said...

It looks wonderful, and I love those colours!

Monika said...

It is quite lovely!

mom said...

Wonderful yarn! Anything you knit out of it will be great!

Macready said...

Love your yarn!
How do you do it? Do you card your fleece first , or just pre-draft at the wheel? Do you divide the roving up before spinning?
I want to make yarn that beautiful someday, but am not sure how to get there!
Thanks for such beautiful pics!

PS And I would NEVER have guessed that the roving would turn out like that!!