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


Wow...those are pretty yarns!

By Blogger fillyjonk, at 8:50 AM  

Your handspun is gorgeous! I could see a nice tweedy olive green working with those other colors....

By Blogger Mary, at 9:26 AM  

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Saturday, March 08, 2008  

I finished spinning a second skein of the gold Cotswold x CVM fibers

This is the fiber I tried to spin double drive last weekend with so little success. Though the two skeins are basically the same size – about a DK weight – they really look different. I can't tell if it's because my fingers are more practiced now or because of the double drive set-up, but the difference is visible to me. They feel very similar and I was unable, on this grey rainy day, to photograph the comparison. Knit up it isn't going to matter. I'm very pleased with the yarns.

Altogether I have about 200 yards of brown, red and this bronzy gold. I'm not sure if I want to add a 4th color – the red would work with the oatmeal CVM colorwise, but that fiber has lots of neps in it and it's proving to be difficult to spin into something that I think would compliment the fabric the other yarns make. I may just cast on and do a little stranded colorwork with the red and brown and see if anything even shows up. They are both so dark that the color differences may not be enough contrast. But if you can see pattern work with these colors I may stick with only 3 colors. Or I can paw through my stash to see what else I might add.

Today I am supposed to go off with BH to look at boats. If you have ever read Hagar the Horrible you know about BoatGuys – always on the quest for the perfect boat – having more chance of finding the holy grail. But the weather is pretty rotten for prowling around boatyards. We shall see. One of these days I have to fold that laundry in the baskets in the upstairs hallway.

posted by Bess | 7:33 AM