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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Wheel Keeps Spinning

Thanks for all the tips about Pirates 3. I've just watched the first one recently so I'll go back and watch number 2 and then see 3 again and see if it makes sense. It's not exactly a hardship watching Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom if you know what I mean.

I started a new spinning project (since the last one was finished and all). This is from a pound of Merino roving I picked up at MDS&W this past Spring from Ohio Valley Natural Fibers. It's marked Red, Purple, and White, which are the colors of wool they blended together for the roving, but as you can see, its actually a gorgeous Heather/Clover/Thistle kind of color
It photographed slightly lighter than it really is, but the color is pretty true. If you look at the roving I draped across the flyer, you can see all the colors in it and the yarn itself should be heathered when it's finished. I'm spinning this into a 3 ply and hope to have enough for a sweater. I really like this roving and honestly, I've never been a huge fan of Merino. I mean, yeah, it's soft, and you can get a lot of colors in the prepared top that's available all over the place, but as the commercial top, it has a lifelessness to it and it's really pretty boring to spin. This is carded into roving so it's not perfectly straight and hasn't had all it's life combed out of it. I'm spinning it worsted (worsted helps to control pills and fine fibers pill), but since it's a roving not a top, it's not a true worsted yarn - it's got more personality.



Blogger Sherie said...

Yummy pink heather yarn! This is really pretty roving, should be a wonderful 3 ply yarn when it grows up. Hey, how's Finn? He hasn't made any photo appearances in a bit. :)

10:36 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Very lovely fiber & yarn! Man, I need more time for my crafts! This stupid thing called "day job" keeps getting in the way...

12:08 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

It is so pretty! Like many things, the flashy colors can be tempting but sometimes a nice heather is much more satisfying :)

12:33 PM  
Blogger Adornments said...

Melanie, I am a jewelry designer who is now making shawl pins and buttons, etc out of pewter. I have a question for you about a scarf pattern. Would you please email me at annieadams@roadrunner.com or call at 716-887-2929 at your earliest convience. Annie Adams

4:19 PM  
Blogger Black Rabbit Knits said...

Beautiful fiber! It looks wonderful so far... what will it be when you are done spinning it?

7:41 AM  
Blogger Connie Peterson said...

It looks pretty shimmery to me! I love Merino! My fleece of choice. It's fun to spin other stuff but for wearing, to me, nothing is better and softer than Merino!

11:04 AM  
Anonymous junieann@aol.com said...

Wow, lovely yarn. I would kill to have enough years left to learn to spin. I believe it would be a Zen-like experience.

Beautiful Melanie. Just beautiful.

1:52 AM  
Blogger madonnaearth said...

You know, I don't like pink anything all that much, but this particular one is beautiful! I love the way it's not big streaks of pink and white.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Cate K said...

This stuff looks almost good enough to eat. I really need to start branching out with color more. I am so stuck on brown... sigh. But after the holidays I'm all over some tourquoise and pale heathered blue stuff...

6:46 AM  

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