Friday, March 07, 2008

Almost Spun Out!

After almost a week or so of spinning, combing, combining, dying, and fiddling with fibers I am just about done for a while. I love to play with fibers, but it takes a terrible toll on my upper body. Spinning is especially hard on me and now I have a raging head ache that will take weeks to get rid of. My shoulders are killing me, my back is sore and tight, my hands hurt, and my arms are pooped! BUT IT WAS WORTH IT!!!

Remember the fiber from Enchanted Knoll? Well it is now about 400 yards of luscious, fingering weight yarn! (It is incredibly difficult to capture it's true essence in pictures!) Very soft and glowing with all of those little blue, red, green, and opalescent silk threads. I am planning to make a lace moebius scarf with it. I have had the pattern forever, but never had "The Perfect Yarn". Well this yarn is as perfect as it gets. There will be pictures when I finish it.
This was some of the prettiest fiber ever! I combined a "sea foam" colored merino wool with royal blue tussah silk and then spun up this GORGEOUS sock weight yarn. HoneyBunny was even a little enamored with it. It is now listed in my etsy store.
This is some Lilac and blue wool/silk fiber I created.

This is a blend of wool, silk, and angora. It will be "to die for" when it's spun up!
I really got into the "Oriental" looking colors. I am going to blend this Scarlet merino wool and gold silk together. It should turn out really pretty, just have to get back my desire to do what it takes to get it combed and combined.
This is the "Sedona" silk that I got from Enchanted Knoll. It has tiny knots in it that make for a textured, shiney yarn. I am about half way finished spinning it into singles. There will be a picture of the yarn posted when it is finished.

And since I can't go forever without knitting, this is the sock that I started the other day. I am using the bamboo/wool I got from Anni's etsy store. It is such nice yarn. I don't think I will give this pair away--they will be mine!

So, that about wraps up (no pun intended :o) ) the fiber adventures for now. I have a bunch of knitting to work on!

Happy Knitting!


Awesome Mom said...

Oh my gosh I am drooling over that blue sock yarn. My birthday is coming up... hmm.... oh the possibilities.

Tama said...

Be sure to check out my new stitch marker! I love the pearl ones! I have a bunch of new stuff in my store.

pontos said...

WOOH, love the blue one, but the lilac and blue is amazing and the blend of wool, silk and angora... Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, I have no words for it! :P
I will be waiting to see the oriental one, it should turn out amazing!
Congratulations, great work!

Hege said...

Lots of beautiful colors!
And I love the sock you've started.
What pattern is it??

AfternoonMoon said...

Oh, that Sedona was singing to me. I havent learned spinning yet, but it sounds like a lot of work. Just finished the guage swatch of my Mr Greenjeans, but still dont have the yarn in the colorway I like. waiting on the Dream in Color class in Chinatown Apple. Still waiting...

Tama said...

Hege--the socks are a pattern called "Mad Color Weave". I don't remember where on the web I found it. I know it's not on or I will try to find it again and include a link for you. It may have been a link from one of the SAMKAL's. I will search for it though.

Fiber Chic said...

I just want to look at that blue sock yarn all day! Yummy!
The socks look like they're coming along great!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Ooo, I can't wait to see the finished scarlet and gold.

Anni said...

gorgeous socks. And all that gorgeous handspun and fibre. It's stunning. I learnt to hand card on a spinning couse last week and I'm waiting for my handcarders to come in the post. It's hard work but so much fun being able to combine fibrest etc.

Anni said...

Forgot to say, thank you for the link to my Etsy shop and once my handcarders arrive I'll be spinning the cashmere and yak I got from you. Want to do somefibre combining when I spin it.