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Saturday, April 3, 2010

New Handspun Yarns

I started spinning Autumn in Oregon several days ago and it seemed to take forever to spin 4.5 ounces of merino/silk roving into a thin single so I could navajo-ply it. I finally finished it, steamed it and listed it yesterday. It is already sold but I wanted to show you the finished skein of yarn. I love how it turned out with the colors staying rich and true from the navajo plying.

It started out as this roving
And became this skein of yarn
I just received my March roving from CloudLover69's roving of the month club and it was a gorgeous roving in pink, peach, spring grass green, lavender and creamy white. I decided to strip the roving into thicker strips and spun it thick and thin then plyed it with a cotton embroidery thread in a coordinating color. I ended up with a 125 yard skein of thick and thin thread plyed yarn that looks like this - I called it Hello Spring TNT (TNT = Thick-N-Thin)

Then I decided to play with the singles yarn and started pushing it up on the cotton thread as I plyed, forming coils and beehives. This is my first attempt at a coils or beehives yarn and it was a blast to do. I am going to do more of this type of yarn soon! I made a 45 yards skein and a mini test skein of 16 yards for a total of 61 yards of super squishy novelty yarn. Here are the two skeins I ended up with of Hello Spring CNB (CNB = Coils-N-Beehives)

Wishing everyone a very happy Easter!


Ann said...

I do love the colors of Autumn in Oregon but because I'm not in a cold weather mood it doesn't strike me nearly as much as hello spring. That I love and I really like the way you did that too. Very cool looking

Pricilla said...

I can see why it sold so quickly :)

Campbell Jane said...

Very beautiful!
Happy Easter!

Lin said...

I like the different textures in there. And I love the purples--the first one is my favorite color combination. You always make such lovely yarns!!

PJ said...

stopping in to wish you a happy easter!


RE Ausetkmt said...

wow, that is so springy and fresh looking. I love the variations of pink, and greens. very lovely Brenda. Happy Easter.

so what's up with the Llamas lately?