Sunday, March 29, 2009

Handspun!

Tactile Fiber Arts is having a contest, where you enter by sending them photos of something you knit with their yarn, or yarn you spun from their fiber. Recently I finished a bit of spinning (yeah, I need to blog that too), was trying to decide what to spin next, and figured that something that could enter me in a contest was cool. :) (And more time sensitive than my other spinning projects.) I had three blends to choose from:
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50-50 merino silk, 50-50 merino tencel, and 50-50 merino yak, all in the colourway "Thunderstorm". I decided to start with the merino silk blend. Here's the singles in progress:
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I had been warned about "crocking" (excess dye coming off on my hands), and boy, did it ever! Hee hee:
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I felt like Violet Beauregard, or perhaps Smurfette. Thankfully, a bit of soap and water took care of the blue, and no pressing was necessary. ;) When I chain-plied the yarn, it also crocked on my pants where it rubbed:
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but a trip through the laundry cleaned up that too.

Here's the finished yarn with flash:
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and in daylight:
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6 comments:

Moderator said...

Beautiful!

noricum said...

Thanks!

Sara said...

Very pretty!

Maia said...

I love it! Do you have a plan for the yarn yet?

noricum said...

No firm plans yet... it's going in my stack of handspun for which I have vague plans of combining to make a modular sweater. ;) (What would be really cool is if I bought enough of the same colourway in different fibres that I could do an entire sweater that way... but that will have to wait until I earn some more money.)

noricum said...

PS: I meant to start that response off with "Thanks!!!" ;)