Like The Queen
Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.


Ooh, I love your yarn. Very cool. Once I finish the yarn I'm working on and take my novelty yarns class, I'll be all set to make some really crazy but cool yarns.

By Blogger erica, at 12:47 AM  

That is so cool to see spindle-spun yarn knitted up and plied like that. I agree that the seed stitch makes it look quite nice. I'm gettin' psyched for my lesson! :-)

By Blogger Mary, at 1:55 PM  

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006  

There won't be time tomorrow to post anything. I have to be on the road by 7. So here are a few shots of some of the spindle spun yarn I took to the class last Saturday.

Here is blue merino 2ply. The yarn ended up pretty bumpy and uneven - top is tricky for me using a drop spindle. Heck. It's tricky for me all the time. But in a bumpy stitch like seed stitch - it is very pretty.

Here you see the same yarn, spindle spun thick and thin, then plied with a commercial effect yarn - a thin multi-colored rayon cord. I only made a tiny bit of this but I think it's very pretty.

This is a green mohair lock, spun as roughly as I could on the drop spindle, then lightly plied with that same rayon cord. Similar, but different look.

posted by Bess | 6:24 PM