1.03.2011

One Pound of Fiber down, ???? to go…

I finally finished the lovely fiber that I started, yes, I know, for the Tour De Fleece 2010. Well at least I did finish it.

It started out as a fluffy pound of Blue Face Leicester Wool that I purchased at a fiber fair from Breezy Manor.com

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From Orion, I was drawn to it due to the natural dark color. And so I started to spin, and spin, and spin.

I finally got done, and have a estimated 960 yards from it. Yay! Enough for that sweater I wanted to make out of it.

The decision has been made on what to spin next, and it is…..(drum roll)…..

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4 oz of beautiful Screaming Wild Monkeys, from River’s Edge Weaving Studio, this is so super soft and squishy and the colors are amazing! I couldn’t resist. It is a blend of 70% Superwash Merino, 15%Banana, and 15% Seacell, and impregnated with silver.

I was not familiar with Seacell, it is cellulose-based fiber manufactured in the so-called Lyocell process. The seaweed has been permanently incorporated into the fiber.

I’ll let you know how it spins up!--
Knit Fast, Dye Yarn
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7 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I need to get back to my kick spindle.

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  2. Beautiful. Can't wait to see what you make with these.

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  3. I love the last photo...

    Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Love the brown yarn. That's going to make a really nice sweater. And the screaming monkeys is fabulous! Can't wait to see how that looks when it's all spun.

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  5. Now I want to spin! That's so cool. Can you do it without a giant spinning wheel?

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  6. The yarn is wonderful! Love how squishy it looks!

    Like the new blog look too!

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  7. Wow, a pound spun and counting - that's some spinning! I love the look of the next fiber on the queue, but I don't know anything about sea cell either. Wish I did. I'll be interested to hear how it goes. I do have a bit of milk fiber and, although it's pretty, I'm unimpressed with it. Hard to draft, with some crackly, stuck together ends. Not that much fun. I think I might try it in the carder with some mohair and see how that goes.

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