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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

A New Spinning Project

This summer, while looking at my stash, I realized that I had some Kitchen Sink Battz (tm), some BFL top dyed by Delia of The Fiber Denn, and some commercial Merino top that all coordinated (links are below). All three different batches of fiber were in the pale blue green color family. I had enough of all three, if I combined them, to make enough yarn for a sweater, so that's what I decided to do. Above you can see the first bobbin from the Kitchen Sink Batt - Mojito Love. I'm almost done spinning this first bobbin up, then I'll spin the other two (I'll have 3 bobbins of each fiber type when I'm done), then I'll make a 3 ply yarn with one ply from each fiber type for my finished yarn. I plan on spinning all of the fibers in a worsted technique, even though the batts are obviously not combed, but carded. (True worsted spinning is done with combed fibers.) This should make a smooth, strong yarn.

I haven't sampled what the finished yarn will look like, but I think that since the overall color scheme is close it will coordinate, with the differences making the finished yarn interesting (the Mojito Love is the greenest of the batch, while the Merino top only hints at green and Delia's BFL has a wider range of lights and darks). At least that's what my gut is telling me and we all know - listen to the gut!

Kitchen Sink Battz (tm) are available from the Knotty Sheep on Ebay or on Etsy.

The Fiber Denn is also on Ebay and Etsy.

Solid colored Merino Top is available all over the place, but I got mine from Ohio Valley Natural Fibers.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typically I am completely lost on the details on the fibers, patterns, and stitches, but today I recognized something I understand! Mojito is a word I know well!

(And the color of the fiber is beautiful and I can't wait to see what you make with it.) Mindy

9:54 AM  
Blogger Hattie said...

Great colors and I think they will all go very well together. Can't wait to see the finished yarn.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Yosemite said...

What a lovely colour. Your spinning is amazing as well. I can only hope I will be able to spin like that one day.

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely color! I think the variations in the different fibers' colors will give you a lovely finished 3 ply. It'll look heathered dont' you think?

1:54 PM  

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