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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Spinning an Iris Garden

This is my other spinning project that I worked on last week. Its Merino and Silk in the Iris Colorway from Kendig Cottage. Its so much fun watching the colors change as I spin it and even though I only have 2 ounces of it, I'm hoping for some pretty great yardage on it because I'm spinning the singles in a very fine laceweight. I think this might have to be a Flower Garden Shawl, unless it tells me otherwise.

Thanks for all the comments on the cowl idea. I haven't decided quite what pattern I'll use (I won't be making Batman's cowl though - thanks Rick). Someone asked how the Merino and Hemp was to spin, so I'll tell you. It was wonderful. I didn't find it much different from spinning Merino, but I had trouble with Merino when I first started spinning too. I either couldn't draft it or it just slipped out of my hands too fast. At the time, I wasn't regularly predrafting unless the roving or top looked compressed. Now that I predraft everything (yes, everything) I haven't had problems spinning anything. I haven't spun every fiber out there by any means, but the ones I've played with have all been pretty easy once I predraft the fiber.


Blogger Opal said...

Ooooh. A Flower Garden Shawl?? I can't wait to see. Will you be designing one yourself?

10:15 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Great fiber - love the colors.

4:01 AM  
Anonymous PJ said...

Your yarn is simply beautiful - you are definately making me want to learn how to spin.

7:32 AM  

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