Monday, August 18, 2008

Wellington South Sea Handspun Yarn

I'm back! Thanks for all your comments on my last post. Sometimes it helps to let it out, whine a little, and get on with it. So I did some knitting the last two days (made a pair of mittens, but not the ones I wanted to make last time). I've also baked on Saturday, and of course read more books. I went outside, did some gardening too, and just hung out in the shade. It all felt very good. I didn't spin however, don't know why, or didn't have time to do it too, with all the other stuff going on. I barely started on the first colored fiber for my mittens, but I'd spun this wool/mohair blend at the beginning of August.

My creation

I absolutely LOVED spinning this fiber. It was dyed by Donna of Wellington Fibers, but I bought the fiber at Gemini Fibers last year. Not that they have it in store, but I happen to be there, when they talked on the phone, and I ordered several colorways of wool/mohair blend sight unseen. This one was wonderful. I love the color. Even though there was a lot of veggie matter, it didn't matter to me. It still was easy to spin. I wanted a little thicker yarn, and it's light worsted weight yarn I'd say. Haven't done the WPI yet. Will do so, when I actually knit something with it. But for now I just like to squeeze it and look at it.

fiber: color : Wellington South Sea, 50/50 wool/mohair , a little less than 250g, (used some before for a knit hat)

navajo plied, big skein is 224yds, and smaller skein is 135yds, together 359yds.

I still have a couple of other colorways left, but I don't like them as much as I liked this one.

Today there's cleaning and stuff on the agenda. First I have to go outside and let the dogs run (as if they'd run in this heat). But they wont take my word for it. Tomorrow my guys will be back from their vacation. Which one will I hug first? Maybe my camera...

21 comments:

Atelier Schmuckstück said...

Ich liebe diese Farbe !!

Gruß Eva

bockstark.knits said...

It's so pretty and soft! ...squish...

Marianne said...

Beyond lovely spinning!

DAWN said...

I am in deep, deep love with that color. Love, I tell you!!

Irene said...

Oh, how I would love to sit on your left shoulder and absorb your knowledge and enjoy your craftsmanship. How I would just love that!!!

MrPuffy said...

Too funny - just remember the camera doesn't keep you warm at night!

Your spinning is beautiful as always. The wool/mohair blend is my favorite yarn.

Bea said...

hmhmhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

das sieht so richtig fluffig kuschelig aus.

Grüßle, die Bea

Carrie K said...

Purty!

It'll be nice for you to have your menfolk back home with you even if they will cut into your reading time. :)

Kelley said...

That yarn is gorgeous. The color is beautiful and you did a great job spinning it!

hakucho said...

Awesome yarn and color...not long now :)

Hege said...

The color is stunning!

Kris said...

Very pretty yarn, I love the color to.

I got a good laugh out of who you would hug first :).

Kelly said...

still love it!!

Sharon V said...

Your fiber and color choice are wonderful. And you bought it sight unseen! You are a talented woman indeed.

Crystal said...

GORGEOUS! Lovely job spinning, it's such a pretty colourway!

Rina said...

Welch wunderbare Farben !!

Mo said...

Your yarn is absolutely gorgeous!

sgeddes said...

It looks great! I've always loved looking at your spinning. I think you are one of the main reasons I started!

Mildawg said...

that is simply fabulous! I can't wait to see what project you choose for it.

hannah said...

The yarn is beautiful!!!

Tanja said...

Wunderschön, Monika!

Du bist so produktiv, ich weiß gar nicht, wo ich hier mit kommentieren anfangen soll. Momentan komme ich so wenig zum Bloglesen...

Ich lasse Dir mal liebe Grüße hier :-)
Tanja