Friday, February 20, 2009

Handspun Friday - Real Fresh

Handspun - Real Fresh

This was the first fiber I spun after a longer spinning break. The singles were seriously overspun, and I didn't touch them for a while, afraid what they would do while plying. I absolutely adore this color! It's so many shades of green, just beautiful.



fiber: superwash Merino

colorway: Real Fresh by Dyed in the Wool Handmade (Hi Maggie!) :o)

weight: 2 x 4oz.

finished yarn: navajo plied (boy that was a struggle)

yardage: 1. skein ~ 252yds, 2. skein ~ 183yds


WPI: ~ 20 (I finally looked for and found my WPI measuring device)

close up-navajo plied



The fiber was a pleasure to spin. I should have waited until I got better into it again, practice makes perfect, oh well, can't do anything about that now.



Biko Jan. 13

And just because I think she's cute: Biko very uncomfortable on the living room sofa. She's only up there, because I told her to, contrary to Sam who think's the sofa is his.

35 comments:

lexa said...

Love that yarn! It's my kinda color. My two pups think my sofa belongs to them.

SNOWBIRD said...

What a beautiful fresh spring green color!

GoldenTracks said...

Yum! Looks like a fresh Granny Smith apple.
My dogs, who were never allowed on the furniture, now have taken over my sofa.

Sharon V said...

I can't wait to see what you make with your newly spun yarn. Love the color.

Like I tell everyone whoever asks, the yarn I spin will not be like what I see on the shelves in stores, but it will be perfect for me.

Now I want to spin ...

momsue84 said...

Love the shades of green! Milo, too, believes the couch is his and his alone.

Frieda said...

Seriously gorgeous handspun ! Nice work !

Bingo doesn't claim the sofa , but has a favourite spot on a chair near the front window . Gotta keep an eye out for what's going on in the neighbourhood , ya know .

Yarn Devil said...

The yarn is beautiful! And yes, Biko looks like she wants to jump down...

Carissa said...

Beautiful!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the green! wow! I must sit down at that darned wheel and learn to spin!

MrPuffy said...

Poor Biko doesn't look very relaxed up there - LOL

Your spun yarn is simply refreshingly spring in a skein :) What will it be? I think it would make great fingerless mitts - IMHO

Bea said...

eine wunderschöne Farbe.

Grüßle, die Bea
die ihre ersten Handschuhe aus völlig überdrehter Wolle immer noch anzieht - das sieht nach dem Stricken kein Mensch mehr.

KT said...

That yarn is nothing short of DELICIOUS!

shannon said...

that color green is my fave!!

biko's eyes tell the story. her shoulders, too. she's leaning, ready to vacate as soon as the photo shoot is done. such a sweet girl.

gila said...

oh, was für schöne Töne! ich seh Frühling in Deinem Garn :)
lg gila

Dave said...

Mmmm, yummy greens. I remember green. I hope to see it again soon. :-)

elizabeth said...

Oh, your yarn looks like spring! So pretty!

CelticCastOn said...

ooohhhh delicious greens!!!! I love it!
I think Sam has a girlfriend down here, her name is Molly AkA COUCH POTATO!!!! :)

Juli said...

Oh was für ein schönes Frühlingsgrün.
Nach all den tristen Tagen eine mehr als schöne Farbe!

Ich habe vorhin meinen ersten Strang BFL von Etsy fertig gesponnen. Werde heute auch noch genug zu zwirnen haben.

Liebe Grüße, Juli

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous yarn!

Carrie K said...

Biko is such a good puppy! She's so funny.

Pretty yarn!

Hannah's sweater came out great. Fab photos and that is too funny she was in a cemetary! Wasn't the hoot of an owl supposed to foretell a death at one time?

myboringblog said...

That's a lovely spring green. And it's so funny how dogs know when they're doing something "wrong" even if you tell them to do it.

Anonymous said...

Biko is soooo cute - and I really like the striped teddy bear sweater too.
Margie in Maryland

herta said...

Hallo Monika,
Die Farbe ist wunderbar,sie erinnert mich an einen saftigen Apfel. Der Eulenpulli von Hannah ist ganz toll geworden.Gratulation !!!!
ein schönes Wochenende und liebe Grüße Herta

La Cabeza Grande said...

That's the kind of colour that makes you smile - even as the winds outside still blow!

Poor pup may be uncomfortable but is still so cute.

Beverly said...

Oh wow, I love that shade of green.

Life's a Stitch said...

Why am I in the mood for green apple pie after looking at those pictures?

Robin said...

My favorite color! I see that purple peeking in, too. Pea/olive/chartreuse green with purple and orange --- LOVE THEM! --- but especially this green! The yarn turned out beautifully.

mycraftsdenmark said...

Lovely yarn, and lovely spring time colour!
But, I am mystified as to how you arrange your yarn bundles - would you mind sharing?? pleaze?
Kathe, Denmar

Javajem said...

That yarn is amazing! The color is so awesome - i love it!!

aelva said...

grün ist meine lieblingsfarbe!!! toll! bin schon gespannt, was du daraus zauberst!
lg
ps: dein hund ist absolutley adorable!

sgeddes said...

That color is making me long for spring time! I love it.

Biko looks perfectly comfortable up on that sofa.

2paw said...

Green oh the very greenest green. Hi to Biko, she is such a lovely girl!!! Hope she got some treats too!!

runswithneedles said...

I LOVE that shade of green! It's gorgeous.

I'm getting caught up with you. The owl sweater is also lovely and yay for puppy pictures!

hannah said...

The yarn looks lovely! I really like this color.

And I now see what you mean when you say that my Ysja looks a lot like your Biko.... Maybe they are related somehow?

Monica aka Gloria Patre said...

Pass the whipped cream! Yummy yummy yarn!! LOL!! And don't worry about the singles - the overall weight looks pretty consistent as a 3-ply. Mmmm love that fresh green - what a boost for bland February!!

Emily said...

WOW the colour is SO BEAUTIFUL. I have been commissioned to dye and spin some green yarn, and this has totally inspired me to get off my ass and just try to make green happen, already!