Vibrant and shiny, it is

Filed under: Crafts — Tags: , , , — by heavenlyevil @ 6:09 pm on August 21, 2009

So, I’ve been spinning again lately and have some yarn to show off.

blue-green handspun blue face leicester yarn

blue-green handspun blue face leicester yarn

Here we have a 2-ply lace weight blue-faced leicester wool in the “As Above So Below” colourway from Crown Mountain Farms. I very much enjoyed both the colours and the wool while spinning this yarn. It has more crimp than merino so it ‘sticks’ together better as you’re spinning.

green and red variegated superwash merino handspun yarn

green and red variegated superwash merino handspun yarn

The second yarn is a 2-ply DK weight superwash merino, again from Crown Mountain Farms. This time in the “We Are The Champions” colourway. I chose this one partly because it was a Queen song and partly because I was intrigued at fibre that used both reds and greens exclusively without them bleeding together into grey tones.

pale red/orange mohair handspun yarn

pale red/orange mohair handspun yarn

This third yarn is again a 2-ply lace weight yarn, spun with mohair from Wellington Fibres in Elora. The fibre was an impulse buy when I went to tour their mill a few years ago, but I was intrigued by the colour and still am. This yarn was spun on a featherweight spindle while in class, on the bus, and in general walking about town. There would be a lot more of it but my spindle sadly broke in half, so I plied what I had on my other spindle to salvage it.

I’m currently working on spinning a pale green merino/silk blend I bought while I was living in London.

3 Responses to “Vibrant and shiny, it is”

  1. sra says:

    I am totally jealous of your constant productivity. The only thing I’ve made lately are apple dumplings and they were ugly-but-delicious and I ate way too many in way too few sittings.

  2. jo says:

    I likes the colors! I can’t wait for my seasonal knitting fetish.

    Keep up the good work sue!