Thursday, March 06, 2008

Sea Leaf

My creation

Fiber: 70% merino wool, 30% sea cell, 4oz, colorway "Sea Leaf" dyed by Dyed in the Wool Handmade
Yarn: 2-ply, 336yds, 14 WPI

This was extremely pleasant to spin with. As you can see in the first picture, the fiber separated easily into two strands ( Well not for me. I was sitting on the sofa all tangled up in the separated mess, and clever as I think I am, I started to divide from the other end, thinking this would help, but it didn't. Son to the rescue. He untangled me in no time, and I gave him the last colorways, still waiting to be spun to divide for me.)

This blend (which is actually merino, tencel, sea cell) is used for sock yarn, but I don't think I'll knit socks with my skein. Don't know yet what it will be. I'm getting tired of only having 4oz of anything, and to come up with clever ways to find a suitable pattern for it.

I think this colorway came out very lovely. It's cooling effect, just looking at it, makes me happy. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, usually I have singles left on one bobbin, but this time they were quite even spun. At the end I had 1 inch on one bobbin left! How cool is that?

29 comments:

RiverCitySTL said...

Beautiful skein! I love the colors!

lexa said...

That is beautiful! I so love green.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous!

myboringblog said...

Sigh. I could just stare at those pictures all day.

Heike said...

Ohhh! *sabber* WUNDERSCHÖN!!

Begeisterte Grüße von Heike

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

It's beautiful *blink* *blink* I like how you showed the fiber plys separating - I feel closer to understanding how this process begins. 4 oz. I never pay attention to weights - does that make a pair of socks? If not, why do they sell the roving in such small quantities. Yeah for David's help!

Margene said...

Very, very nice spinning and a gorgeous colorway, too!

Joan said...

Those are truly my colors! I love anything that reminds me of the sea. Great spinning.

Maggie said...

Looks great! I need to dye more of those colours right away. :)

elizabeth said...

That's very cool and I love it when that happens! Makes you feel like bragging, doesn't it? And rightfully so.

I too am tired of only having 4 oz. lots of handspun. I guess the solution is to spend more money, or dye more roving myself.

Kim said...

You are my hero! That is incredible yarn.

Jeanne said...

Very pretty!

Kat said...

Wow, beautiful!! I love seeing how the roving looks before its spun, then the finished yarn. How neat that you were so close on the bobbins!

Kirsten said...

Wow, that is some beautiful yarn! I'll have to try spinning some of that blend.

I'll have to train my son to split my rovings for me. How wonderful to have such a useful lad around the house!

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

beautiful!

GoldenTracks said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors. You're right, too pretty to make into socks that would be hidden by pants and shoes! :-)

pat said...

You have been making some absolutely gorgeous yarn!!!

Eva (Schmucksteck) said...

Beautiful Colors !!! I love it !

sgeddes said...

beautiful! That is a great feeling when you find the bobbins to have an almost equal amount. I love colors.

I want to try some of that pencil roving too. But I'm with oyu on the 4oz thing. I'm oging to spend this weekend goign through the fiber and seeing if there art any fibers I can combine together instead of spinning them seperate.

Rina said...

Ach wie wunderschön sind diese Farben !!!

Kris said...

I can just picture you all tangled up and having your son untangle you :). The yarn is beautiful. That is cool that they were almost exactly even on the bobbins.

Susanne said...

Oh Monika, das ist eine wundervolle Farbmischung, es sieht so richtig nach Meer aus, Wahnsinn.
Wirklich schade, dass Du immer nur genug für Socken hast. Ein Pulli oder ein Tuch daraus wären ein Traum.
Liebe Grüße
Susanne

KSee said...

This is so pretty. One day I too will learn and get tangled up in roving. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

hakucho said...

Makes me happy :) LOVE the colors!

Angelika said...

I love the color on that yarn. Makes me wish I could spin, but I leave that to pros like you.

Elemmaciltur said...

What gorgeous spin!

Anni said...

Wow, stunning spinning

Violiknit said...

So gorgeous that handspun!!!

CorporateMonkey said...

the colors here are beautiful! i love seacell!