Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fiber Connections

One of the neat things about fiber is the way it connects you to people you wouldn't normally know. I belong to a fiber group on Yahoo which has been a wonderful source of information and encouragement to me. A member asked for volunteers to spin up some fiber she is selling on her Etsy site. I jumped right in-since I already card, dye and spin and am an opinionated person-I thought I could help give her the feedback she wanted!
My packaged batt arrived from Norway on Friday. Isn't the color delicious? It is called Plum Blush.
I opened it up and had to decide how to use the fibers for spinning. Since I couldn't make up my mind, I pulled the batt in half and did it both ways!

I then spun up my little piles of rovings............each half batt on their own bobbin.
When plied, I had a lovely little skein of yarn.
I have sent in my evaluation and now I have the beads picked out and the pattern to make a beaded necklace-another project for Mom and I to tackle this week!


  1. So pretty! Glad you got the chance to participate in the 'testing'!

  2. It looks very pretty though not being a spinner I kind of missed the 'both ways' thing!

    Was it a good evaluation? It looks good but did it spin easily and did it knit well?

  3. That is such a pretty color. Almost makes me want to learn to knit. There's a quilt fabric and yarn shop in North Syracuse that tests my fortitude every time I go in. Fabric is still winning but only just.
    Have you tried any of the ribbon yarns?


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