Eye Candy Thursday
- Fiber shows up once a month - this is always a good thing (and the price seems very reasonable to me).
- I don't know what fiber or what color I'll be getting until I get it. Surprises can be fun, and even if it's something that I wouldn't normally purchase colorwise, it might challenge me to figure out a way to use it or just get me out of my normal color rut.
- Since I figured out how to combine several smaller lots of fiber into a single yarn (like I did with the pale blue greens that are waiting to be plied), small batches of handdyed fibers can become more than just socks, shawls, hats and small accessories. Now they can be bigger projects, which really opens up possibilities for using them.
So the picture above is what I got yesterday for the November club fiber - Pie for Everyone! Love the name and it cracks me up that not only did she dye the roving to match all kinds of different pies (as well as chocolate cheesecake), it really works and I think it will spin up to be an interesting yarn. The fiber is Falkland which is a medium grade wool on the soft side. It has lots of bounce as well and can be used successfully for a wide range of project types, so while I have no definite plans for what I'll do with it, I can do lots of different things if I want to.