Friday, November 03, 2006

A mixed-dye merino salad spun

Start with merino top, hand dyed by Kathrows:

Split in half lengthwise and in fourths widthwise and spin vigorously from the fold to make two bobbins, and then ply together to create this:
Enjoy! Makes 200 yards worsted weight.

14 comments:

cathy said...

Yummy! I just love how colors "change" when they're spun.

Abigale said...

Beautimous! Love the way the colours came out. I might just have to try that recipe :-)

Abi

String Bean said...

Oooh, pretty! I may have to try spinning that way, too...hmm. Looks really great! What are you going to knit with it?

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Gor blimey! I say it again: You are a definite talent in the spinning realm. Not to mention the knitting and design realm (shh! Don't mention it.) It's very dedicated of you to spin the trayf we made when you have so many luscious and fabulously coloured (yes, with a U) fibers calling to you. Old Serbian toast: Zlfmazj at you!

Wendy Dorrel said...

That is GORGEOUS!!! You are super talented. :) I love your pictures, they're so cheery and bright.

Hugs and bunnies,

Wendy

Kirsten said...

Quite spectacular, Sue, I am impressed as usual!

Penny Karma said...

WOW! That's awesome!

Duchess said...

Beautiful! I love the transformation from roving to yarn, and then again when it's knit.

Any plans for this lovely stuff?

Pink Dandelion said...

Oooooh sooo purdy *sigh*...

I can't wait till I can have fun with fibers like that!! I'm still in the solid color plain wool phase ;-)

You did a beautiful job with it!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Why are you so reluctant and why are donuts so delicious?

Sara(h) said...

Beautiful yarn! So vibrant!

That's so cool how you spun together different actual COLORS instead of different shades of the same color!!

I love it!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

There's reluctant and then there's neglectful. All of us pore, pore readers out here with no new posts in months! Why hast you forsaken us? What must we do?
Kathy x3

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Ohhhhhhh!
You're not blogging just to torture me!
*face contorts, sniffles, hiccups

You don't love me anymore.

Lisa said...

Lovely spinning! Great photos too. Now, what to make with that?
Lisa