Friday, February 06, 2009

Handspun Friday - Black Purl

I think I'm going to adopt Shannon's hand spun Friday posts. Otherwise I'll be all over the place. Structure is good.

fiber: super wash 60% wool, 25%mohair, 15%nylon, 15%

colorway: Black Pearl by Vines come get entangled

weight: 2.75oz

yardage: 280yds

plying: Navajo plied

This fiber blend is my favorite for sock yarn. It's such a pity, that there was not more fiber. When I was finished spinning, I had my doubts about this colorway, but after I plied it, and wound the skein, I loved it! Phew! (swipe sweat off forehead). I think I'll spin some solid color to go with it, so I can still use this yarn for socks.

When you click for a close up look, you can see the fuzziness of the mohair. I just love that.

19 comments:

Angelika said...

You are lucky there is a border between your house and mine, or your handspun stash wouldn't be safe. I love all the stuff you spin.

picperfic said...

oooh that looks so soft and pretty! I love the look of navajo plied yarn, it always looks 'right' to me!

elizabeth said...

Beautiful! You still got a ton of yardage for not very much fiber!

Yarn Devil said...

mmm that is beautiful yarn you have spun...

GoldenTracks said...

I truly must beat Angelika to your stash. I truly love the Black Purl. It is so yummy! I want it.

Dianna said...

That looks like a lovely and fun spin! I am always amazed at what a braid or batt looks like vs the finished yarn, and even how we as individual spinners impact the finished yarn by how we prep the fiber. Lovely stuff!

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Dave said...

Yum, it's gorgeous, and that's the perfect blend for socks!! It's strange that it came in such a small amount. I'll have to stalk that shop. :-)

Bea said...

das sieht nach richtig toller Sockenwolle aus.

Mohair soll ganz toll sein in Socken, ich habs aber noch nicht probiert.

Wieviel sind denn 2,7 oz? Reicht das Socken?

Grüßle, die Bea

Charlene said...

Beautiful spinning! I've been on a spinning hiatus and looking at your pictures I want to get started again.

Kirsten said...

Beautiful spinning. I love the color of that fiber.
You make me realize how much I need to work on my Navajo Plying.

Monica aka Gloria Patre said...

Don't know what you're talking about - your spinning hasn't skipped a beat! Your handspun totally rocks!! I confess I am waiting with baited breath to see the pink/green multi plied up! Smoky purple is beautiful but it's February Funk time and the bright colors really give me a boost! I'm mesmerized by the bright bobbins! LOL!

Marianne said...

Gorgeous handspun, absolutely GORgeous! Yummy colours.
Your map is fun :^)
(er..oops, was that for the book? did I just goof up? If I did, just delete me :^)

myboringblog said...

I like the handspun Friday idea. Good push to actually spin something! That purple is so pretty and I don't really even like purple. :-)

sgeddes said...

Beuatiful choice! I love the colors. I think you got a lot of yardage for the amount of fiber you had. I can't wait to see next weeks installment.

Strickfimmel said...

Die Farbschattierungen vin Deinem neu gesponnenen Garn ist superschön. Wirklich perfekt als Sockengarn. Socken mit Mohair habe ich noch nicht gestrickt. Wäre mal einen Versuch wert.

Anonymous said...

Love the color of the handspun.
Margie in Maryland

socksstreet.com said...

Das sieht toll aus. Und habe ich das richtig verstanden - Freitags gibt es einen Spinn Post - das ist ja fein! :o)

sei ganz lieb gegrüßt
Ute

larisknit said...

Einfach nur wunderschöne Farben!

Grüße, Julia

hannah said...

This yarn turned out beautiful! I love these colours.