Saturday, December 31, 2011

Something Blue

I bought this fiber from a yarn store that was going out business here in town (don't worry another one opened up to replace it) It was a great price and I love the color. I am not sure the fiber content off the top of my head, but I am pretty sure it's merino wool.

I am going to try to ply it in such a way that I end up with a yarn that preserves the look of the hand dyed fiber, I am hoping I get enough to knit up a pair of socks.

I started spinning this fiber yesterday afternoon and worked on it on and off throughout the evening. I am going to try spin a bit every day and I think it will be ready to ply fairly quickly. I am about half way through the fiber already.


dwgnldy said...

That yarn is breathtakingly beautiful. I love the second picture. It looks like a little fox that got caught in a vat of dye.

Those are going to be pretty and very soft socks.

Welcome back!

Wudas said...

After I get all my Christmas stuff back in the boxes I'm breaking out the spinning wheel. It's been on my mind. I only have two small knitting projects going right now. I do need to wind some skeins into balls before I get too behind with that duty. I like to have the yarn ready to go when I am.

BTW. I blogged about the Kindle Fire on Tuesday, November 22nd if you'd like to check out the case I made for the little devil.