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Friday, February 08, 2008

Berry Colored Merino

I got the berry colored merino all plied up this week - 965 yards when it was all said and done. This will be enough for a sweater since it's somewhere around DK to worsted weight. The red cardi I did recently was between DK and sport weight (finer than this yarn) and it took less than 900 yards, even with the addition of hems.

To recap what it is: 1 pound of merino roving from Ohio Valley Natural Fibers, purchased at MDS&W last year. They gave it the color name of Red, Purple, and White which is accurate, because those are the colors that were blended together in the roving, but I've been calling it Berries a La Mode because it looks like the swirly mess you get in your bowl when you stir a warm berry cobbler together with vanilla ice cream. YUM!

Thanks for all the Happy Birthday and Happy Blogiversary wishes from yesterday! You guys are great. Oh, Bianca? You're right - Ramius got his name from Sean Connery's character in The Hunt for the Red October.



Blogger CraftyGryphon said...

That's a great shade you've got there, and the plies are *so* even. (I'll get there, someday, with more practice!!)

9:53 AM  
Blogger Knittripps said...

The berry colored merino looks delicious plied up. Yum is right!

1:49 PM  
Anonymous spinningrn said...

Happy Belated anniversary! I didn't get to the computer yesterday. Your beries a la mode is gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you make with it. Thank you for sharing.

1:04 AM  
Blogger cathy said...

Pretty, pretty yarn. Much nicer than a "swirly mess"!

11:09 AM  
Blogger farm-witch said...

Wow! Impressive spinning haul. Aren't sweaters made from handspun sublime?

11:30 AM  

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