Friday, October 16, 2009

Handspun Friday - Norway

I started this yarn back in the summer during the Tour de Fleece but have just recently gotten around to getting everthing finished. It took me a while to figure out how I wanted to spin this fiber. The colors are so bold and different from each other. In the end I decided to try and keep the colors together by chain plying the single.

I started with two 4 ounce pieces of fiber and divided each piece into thin strips so drafting would be easy. I used the bulky flyer for my wheel and filled one giant bobbin with a continous single. I like having a single skein, but it does get tedious plying for that long without much of a break.

I'm thinking that I might knit soemthing for the little one next winter with this - Hopefully I have enough yardage for a small baby sweater.

Geddesburg Handspun Yarn

Fiber: dyed by Hello Yarn (Club Fiber)
Content: 100% Bule Faced Leceister (combed top)
Weight: 8 ounces
Yardage: 512 yards
WPI: 13 wraps per inch
Notes: chain-plied; handwash


turtlegirl76 said...

Holy crap! You spun that? It looks so awesome! Good God you have mad talent.

Trillian42 said...

LOL - Cristi pretty much took the words right out of my mouth. That's stunning!

Monika said...

First time I saw that yarn, I didn't think it was handspun! I love the colors. I would think it's enough for a Baby sweater.

knottygnome said...

i love those colors. it's beautiful!

Telmah said...

So, last night I am reading through Abby's guides to buying wheels, and she recommends: "a good idea might be to contact people who you know regularly spin yarn like what you want to spin, and ask them what kind of wheel they use."

Then this morning, I see this, yet another gorgeous example of the yarns you spin! My jealousy runs high. All the yarns I spin always look the same, and they always look not like yours!

I know that the wheel's not all of it, it's the operator too of course. But still, what wheel do you use?

Zonda said...

Wow, that is awesome!!! It'll be a great sweater for Widget ;)

Bezzie said...

Wow. What turtlegirl said!

Batty said...

Fantastic sweater yarn!