Monday, July 09, 2012


This is the beginning of a series of posts which I hope will encourage me to spin more and work my way through the huge stash of fleece and fibre I currently have.  I'm too chicken to try out the TDF this year on Rav, but there's always next year. 

So, this weekend, I had the luxury of time and I combed bumps of fibre with my mini Valkyrie combs.  I turned the bumps into a sparkly, bouncy two ply double knitting weight yarn.  I think there's about 130g there altogether.  The sparkle was what hooked me.  It's a kind of sea green/blue - think Vegas Mermaid.

Bumble Bee Exotic Blend from
 I'd also treated myself to three 100g lengths of tops from World of Wool a little while back.  The Bumble Bee colourway was the first one I tackled and turned out to be a bit of a surprise.  I'd thought it would turn out yellow and black, but not so much!  It's a lovely, deep, lustrous green.  I think it's the silk in the fibre which gives the lovely sheen and I tried to bring this out by thwacking the washed skein on the side of the sink a few times.  Think it worked well and I'll add photos very soon.  I'm actually tempted to buy some more so that I have a usable amount of yarn, instead of the 97g I've ended up with. 

I'm trying to get better at adding photos to Rav and this blog, so hopefully more photos of fibre and finished yarn will follow. 

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