This is some fiber dyed by Shelby of Spinning Awesome Good. I'm especially excited about this colorway. Shelby asked for inspiration, and I told her of the color combination, which was on my mind for some time now. She dyed this wonderful fiber flower for me.
This is BFL/Tussah fiber blend. I must admit, I'm no fan of Tussah. I don't like the slubs, which come with it. I DO love the shiny yarn though, but I've discovered that BFL does have a little luster on its own. It was a pleasure to spin. I wanted to preserve the colors, so I navajo plied it. I've got ~ 238yds out of the 4oz.
It would have been impossible for me to spin, with Denny so close by, some time ago. He's really been good about it, even though he was VERY interested in the fiber as you can see.
He moved around the fiber bowl, looking at it from all angles.
He wanted to get a really good sniff of it, but with a little warning from me, he left it alone.
But, a couple of hours later, he came back and grabbed a mouth full of it, and took off. It's always been in his nature, to go back to places, and things he was shooed away, to do what he wanted to do in the first place. His memory is excellent, and it astonishes me every time.
While I was spinning that day, we heard a small airplane flying over our house. When we are outside, both dogs look up, and follow it as long as they can see it. But that day, we were inside. Denny heard it, and looked up, expecting to see it fly over our heads. He connected the sound with an airplane, that was very cool.
The tilers have been at work since Wednesday, and they think they'll be done by tomorrow. The kitchen and hall are almost finished, and I like it very much, even though the tiles have more different shades of colors, then I had expected. They still have to do the powder room and the laundry room, plus all the cutting along the walls. Slowly it's coming together.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend!