Spinning Fun

As the snow continues to build up outside, I have been snuggled down and spinning.

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The fibre is titled “Unsung”and dyed by Kinfolk in blues, pinks, greens and purples.  100% organic Polwarth wool.  It became a soft, heathery yarn, almost 500 yards of 2 ply from 4 oz of fibre.  A dream to spin, it did not take long at all.

Next, a very fine 2 ply of 50% camel, 50% silk.  This colour I called petroleum because the colours reminds me of looking at a gasoline slick, and the finished yarn has a silky hand.

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I’m looking at knitting patterns to see what will become of these yarns.

Meanwhile, a favourite knit of mine, is this wedge-shaped shawl, I knitted from the previously spun “Spinning the Blues” yarn spun earlier.  The pattern is a mash-up:  the shape taken from one pattern, the lace from another and the picot edge from somewhere else.  The shawl is a joy to wear, and to touch.

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About spinweaverbarbara

I have been steadily weaving since 1980. I enjoy sharing and passing on my learning.
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2 Responses to Spinning Fun

  1. Vicki says:

    Gorgeous colours Barb

  2. Elizabeth Barreca says:

    I need to be contacted asap for some informations on spinning and weaving!

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