Sunday, September 16, 2007

forest yarn

Lest you all think I've been moping too much, let me show you my recent accomplishment: this skein of handspun from Carolina Homespun in the colorway "forest". I like the way it looks and feels and I'm starting to itch a little about knitting it up.

Impatient to see how it would ply, I have finished only half of the fiber I have. Another skein would be enough for some small project, most likely socks. Do you like the colors here? There was so much purple, red and green, I never thought it would end up looking so "foresty" but I was wrong. I learned a lot about plying with this project. I plied the whole thing at my last guild meeting under the watchful eye of a Danish friend who has been spinning most of her life. She advised me to find a rythm and to spin it just a little more than I usually do, increasing the strength and giving it a more finished look. No wonder I've always thought plying was faster than spinning.
Now I'm on to spinning the merino/tencel blend I got, I forget which's in the opposite spectrum, green blue and grey. I am learning to spin on the fold for this one.

Meanwhile, life spins on as well. Fall is almost here.


Blogger LauraJ said...

lovely yarn! all this talk about yarn and spinning I might, just might learn to be a better knitter! i'm not talking sweaters mind you but I've been thinking on maybe learning how to knit say ummm socks... i also want to make one of these guys...

1:50 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

What beautiful yarn. Can't wait until I see what you knit with it. It's good to be productive when things are not going well in your personal life - it gives your mind a much needed break from all your worries besides creating a cool object d'art.

4:43 AM  
Blogger Mich said...

beautiful colours!

6:58 PM  

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