Friday, January 04, 2008

"Twigs & Berries" and more fiber!





Before it gets too old news, I have to show you my last finished yarn I made last December. It's called "Twigs & Berries", 100% superwash merino, 266 yds, navajo plyed, 14 WPI. I LOVE it! It was fun to spin, it's so squooshy, and I love the colors.
I've got the roving from Maggie, her shop: Dyed in the Wool Handmade.
I'm so very glad I found her! She has colores I love, so far all of them! That's something.
Of course that meant, that some Christmas money was converted to more fiber:
My creation
As I was unpacking the box, I found the following fiber as a freebie:
It's "Hawaiian Shirt", I've already bought 8oz, and now I have 12oz. That means I'll be able to make something bigger then the usual hat, mitten or whatever you get out of only 4oz. Thank you Maggie!


I still haven't touched my knitting needles, but by now I think I needed the break. But I've been spinning yesterday. I filled a whole bobbin, just one more to go for my 3-ply I'm working on.

Now, I've got to run, too much to do. Have a nice, and productive weekend!

25 comments:

Hege said...

Your new yarn is so beautiful! Can't wait to see what you'll make from it ;)

Good to hear that you're well again.

Have a great weekend!!

Tracy said...

WOW! Those rovings are so beautiful I just want to sit a gaze at them 24/7!!!!!

I absolutely LOVE the Teigs and Berries!!!

Sorry you've been laid low with the flu......me too.....sigh I'm getting better and today is Gillian's last day home so I suspect that in the next day or two things will get back together here at the Hermitage.

Marianne said...

That is such beautiful fibre, those particular colours are among my favourite together and all of them are pretty spectacular!
Beautiful yarn!

myboringblog said...

That yarn is so pretty! You do great work. :-) And nice fiber haul.

MrPuffy said...

Your spinning is so beautiful and even! Such a lot of fibery wonderfulness - good use of christmas money! Sounds like you are feeling much better.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Monika

alles Liebe und Gute im 2008!

Du hast ja wieder wunderschöne Wolle zum Spinnen - einfach traumhaft..... snif - muss unbedingt auch wieder mal ans Rad sitzen - aber leider ohne sooooooooo wunderschöne Wolle....

liebe Grüsse - Manuela

Yarn Devil said...

Hey, Beautiful yarn, excuse the drool... I was just admiring how beautiful it was and couldn't help myself! :)

Angelika said...

Ooh, pretty fiber. I wish I was into spinning, but I rather knit it up. You go ahead and spin it for me then :) I love the way it turns out when you navajo ply.

knittink said...

I love it, too!
Great colours, and so nicely spun.
Happy new year!
Andrea

lexa said...

I absolutely LOVE "twigs & berries"! Isn't it neat how different it looks from roving to yarn?

Have a nice weekend! I'm going on a lunch/yarn shopping trip with three other fellow knitting bloggers tomorrow. It promises to be fun (especially since I don't have to drive and can knit on the way!).

hakucho said...

Beautiful fiber and yarn. It must be so much fun to spin...not quite sure what you've got til it's done :)

have a nice weekend!

Mary said...

Your yarn is beautiful!! I Love the colors!

Kelley said...

That yarn -- wow! I would have guessed it was spun by a machine. It looks fabulous!

sgeddes said...

That turned out beautiful.

And I can see you have some lovely rovings waiting to spin too.

Tracy said...

You spin beautifully. All the colors are fantastic.

Strickfimmel said...

Die Rohwolle sieht traumhaft aus: Und die Farben!!! Da kann man richtig neidisch werden. Bin schon gespannt, wie sie gesponnen aussehen wird und was Du daraus nadeln wirst.

Ich wünsche Dir noch ein schönes Wochenende.

Kris said...

The Twigs and Berries is beautiful. I really like that you have a before and after picture. It's always interesting to me to see what a spinner gets from the roving.

I think you made an excellent choice with your Christmas money. The rovings are lovely.

Glad to hear you are starting to feel better.

Juli said...

Oh, was sind das für wunderbare Farben! Ich bin ganz begeistert. Hier in D findest Du so etwas nicht. Muss frau alles selbst färben....
Ich bin schon auf die gesponnenen und verstrickten Fotos gespannt.

Schön, dass Du wieder einigermaßen gesund bist. Mit Deiner tollen Wolle wirst Du sicher ein schönes Wochenende haben.

LG Juli, mit Lungenentzündung

T-Mom said...

Aaack! What a crummy way to start the new year, feeling so rotten. I'm glad you're feeling better now!

You're collecting some beautiful rovings--I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out once you've spun them.

Take care, and don't try to do too much--no relapses!

Bobbi said...

beautiful colors! Glad you're feeling better!

Hannah said...

Glad you are feeling better. I love the yarn. And what a lovely coloured fiber.

Dave said...

I tell ya.... yarn making alone must be a science in itself!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness! I was just "enabled"...Gorgeous fiber of yours! Thanks for the link (even though I really! don't need more..) Terry

Violiknit said...

Gorgeous handspun!!! All that beautiful fiber looks like braided jewels!

Rosa said...

Hello, I would like to know where I can buy the wool: It' s called " Twigs & Berries" , 100% superwash merino, 266 yds, navajo plyed, 14 WPI. I LOVE it! It was fun to spin, it' s under squooshy. She is precious, enchants to me. I am of Spain. Thanks.