Friday, October 24, 2008

Camel/silk/merino Handspun








Several people have asked to see the yarn that came out of the batts I made with Lynne. Of course, I couldn't wait to spin it, even though it meant no time to knit this week.




The yarn is super soft, and the silk adds a subtle sheen. It truly is luxurious.

There is about 250 yards of sport weight yarn. I do still have about 50 grams of fiber in waiting, but probably won't get to spin it for another week.

I do have a project in mind, but I am still deciding whether or not I want to find a pattern, or wing it. I'll keep everyone posted.


6 comments:

Joansie said...

It looks absolutely devine!!! I can almost feel the softness from that picture.

Lynne said...

Just that little bit of silk gave it that much shine!? I am impressed. It's gorgeous!

LDSVenus said...

Camel and Yak are both fairly close in softness and awesome, I know you will enjoy whatever you knit out of it. It's a short fiber and probably was a bit different to spin, a new experience yes? :) But don't you love the softness of it as it spins up!!!

Maureen said...

Your new handspun yarns are really lovely! Someday I WILL learn how to spin. Rhinebeck pics are great! Glad you had fun! Next year I will be there!

LDSVenus said...

Hey I got to pet a Cashmere goat this week end at a fiber festiva. You really have to get some of that fiber to spin and knit. OH MY GOSH, it is exquisitely soft!!!!!

Unraveling Sophia said...

Did I tell you how absolutely beautiful this is!?!?! You are so talented! Imagine thinking of putting those various fibers tog ether to make this incredible yarn!