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Monday, December 03, 2007

Mojito Love in an Ice Blue Mist

This weekend I plied. And I plied. And I plied. Then I wound off on the niddy noddy. And then I plied again. Here is what I have to show for it:
I ended up with 1444 yards of 3 ply. Right now it is about a sport weight (6 stitches per inch) but I'm pretty sure that once I wash the skeins (which will reactivate the twist from the singles and make the finished yarn balanced rather than looking overplied the way it is now) and give the wools a chance to bloom, I'll be right at DK weight (5.5 spi). As you can see, it looks pretty solid from a distance, but when you get close you can see this:
Lights and darks and pales and shadows and it's all going on throughout the skein. I can't wait to get the yarn finished so I can knit a swatch and see what kind of fabric it wants to be! YUM!

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13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is really cool! I can't wait to see what you create with it. : ] Mindy

10:25 AM  
Blogger Wannietta said...

It's beautiful Melanie!

10:28 AM  
Blogger Sherie said...

Oh, Oh, it's gorgeous!!!!

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Deb said...

mmmm... yummy :)
I've always had a soft spot for robin's egg blues and celadon greens.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Ooooh, it's lovely! I can see where that was a lot of work, but it looks worth it to me!

2:00 PM  
Blogger Knittin' Diva said...

Positively beautiful color!! I can't wait to see you swatch it either ;-)

3:40 PM  
Blogger Geek Knitter said...

Oh my goodness, I think I just drooled a little bit!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Drool....
Absolutely gorgeous!!! I cannot believe that all three were so close in color!

9:04 PM  
Blogger Marji said...

Melanie, that is just beautiful and the color is yummy. You always lose me when you get technical -- but that's why I'm grateful for folks like you. I just knit.

1:12 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

It's stunning. And you've got some NICE yardage there.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Susanne said...

Melanie, that yarn is gorgeous! L.O.V.E. the colour!!!

10:02 AM  
Blogger Kary said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! WOW - it is beautiful!!

2:49 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

I love the colors. It's gorgeous!

7:23 PM  

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