Monday, October 18, 2010

Spin, Spun, Done!

I finished my latest spinning project last night. Paris' fiber is fabulous and it was an absolute joy to spin. The colors actually blended to create the yarn I had dreamed they would. My ideas don't always work out that way, so I am really quite pleased with myself.

I am absolutely smitten with this yarn. I love everything about it and I plan to knit myself a sweater with it right away.

Back in July, I dyed wool from Paris sapphire blue, teal, and violet. To create this blend, I added scarlet and a bit of his undyed natural off white fiber to the mix.

I used my little drum carder down in the basement to blend it all together. I feel a bit like Rumpelstiltskin down there -off in a dark corner, cranking away, and creating something wonderful.

I'm hoping for sunshine today so I can hang my newly spun and washed skeins in the sun to dry. I can't wait to start knitting, and I can only hoping my knitting project goes as well as the spinning did. Wish me luck.


  1. More harvest from the farm! Awesome yarn Tamra! I'm sure that sweater is going to be lovely, and I hope we see it on Ravelry too!

  2. Beautiful yarn! I am starting to spin again too. I took a summer break but now that the weather is cooler, I started to use my wheel. Now there is wool fiber AND corgi fur floating about my house! :O)