Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fiber Finish

Lovely blended top of merino wool and 10% silk.  I have been spinning this delicious combination of colour and the enjoyable feel of the fiber provided hours of enjoyment.

100 gms of tops gave me 2 bobbins of yarn. The color became muted as the variety of colors blended during the spinning and plying.

The incidental blending of the plying produced a soft green with swathes of stronger color.

Ready for washing to set the twist. Still liking the contrast of the heather green and the richer blends.

Driftwood collected along the Macquarie River complements the lights and darks of the completed yarn. Now to wind the yarn into balls and commence knitting.

I have a project in mind which I think will highlight the variety of colors.


Judy said...

Isn't it interesting how the colors change through spinning and plying? Your skein looks so soft, the wool must have been lovely to spin.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Terry how absolutely beautiful....loving those colours! My Son brought me back some spun wool from Peru and it's lovely! I just don't know what ply it is but it is thick!

Rachaeldaisy said...

That yarn is so dreamy!! I'm surprised at how much the colours changed, although paler all those colours are still there in the mix. It looks beautiful paired with the driftwood.

Sue-Anne said...

That's amazing how the colour has changed so much. Looks great though, beautiful and soft.

Nat Palaskas said...

Gorgeous Terry! Your spinning looks light and soft. Wandered what are you knitting?

Vireya said...

Beautiful yarn!