Friday, July 10, 2009

Handspun Friday - Calendula

This skein was actually spun before I took my blogging break - but I hadn't shared it yet so it seemed a good place to start this week. The fiber is super wash merino and nylon. I think it is the first time I've spun a blend with nylon. It was actually nice to spin.

The fiber was a pencil roving I purchased on etsy from Fiber Denn. This is the second of third time I've purchased fiber from this source and I've always been happy with the results. One of my first handspun projects, a feather and fan shawl, was knit with yarn from fiber from this source.

Geddesburg Handspun Yarn

Fiber: dyed by Fiber Denn
Content: 80% Superwash Merino; 20% Nylon
Weight: 3.6 ounces
WPI: 11 wraps per inch
Yardage: 200 yards
Notes: 3-ply


Dave said...

It looks wonderfully squooshy, and wow, I love those colours!

PS: Welcome back! :-)

Bezzie said...

Beautiful! And so is your wpi tool!

Karen said...

Very pretty! I haven't tried spinning anything with nylon in it yet.

Zonda said...

Love the colors!! Thanks for the info on pencil roving and the seller :)