Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Look, I Found Pictures!

Okay, so I found the pictures and put them in my regular file. It took me a while this morning, but I have it figured out for right now at least.

I love looking at the pictures of these bobbins full of singles. There are so many colors here. The first picture is the Hitchiker. It is showing off the fiber from Judy Jackson in the Grand Rift colorway in fine range wools. I ended up with a pound of this fiber and I really like how it is turning out.

The fiber on the Lendrum is from Judy Gunn in the Spring Fling colorway. This is a corriedale fiber and I really like how it is spinning up. I started spinning this fiber in October, but I haven't dedicated time to spinning it until I started rotating the wheels out a month or so ago. I will miss seeing both of the Judy's at this years Fiber Fair, but have the websites to order from. Judy Gunn's is new and I hadn't seen it before.

The fiber on the Ashford Traditional is from Dianne at Creatively Dyed Yarn. This is colorway R7 which she was clearancing out just before the end of the year. It is a Merino wool and is spinning up quickly. I plied two skeins of it into a two ply yarn and am trying to decide for sure what I would like to do with this yarn. I have just about three bobbins to ply still, so who knows how much I will end up with. But it is fun to spin.

And last, but not least, is the Merino fiber I have going on the Scholar. I bought this fiber in September at the Montpelier fiber fair from Misty Mountain Farms. It is spinning up fairly quickly, but is also seeming to take quite a long time. I never seem to get as much spun on this wheel on my week to spin on the Scholar. I don't know if it is because the wheel spins slower or if it is because the fiber is beening spun pretty fine. I know I like the subtle colors in this combination and will enjoy whatever I decide to make with it. I think it will be destin to be a shawl, it is soooooo soft.

Thanks for looking at the pictures and letting me tell you about my latest spinning adventures. I am enjoying all the colors and spending the short amount of time I take with the wheels. The rotation is working really well and all the wheels get a chance to have their weekly glory.

Now, off to bed and an early morning. Happy knitting & spinning.


Anita said...

Those are beautiful! I really like the colors on the last two pictures.

Anita said...

By the way, I like your background, too. I'm happy to see that you figured it out. It wasn't so hard now, was it?

LDSVenus said...

Wow, great shots of the singles!!! I love the soft color of that last merino fiber you are spinning. It yells out "SPRING" to me ;P. Yeah, it would look wonderful as a shawl. Maybe something from "Wrapped in Comfort: Knitted Lace Shawls" by Alison Hyde. Did you know she's a member of the Church?

AlisonH said...

Beautiful bobbins!

(I just read LDSVenus's comment and I'm sitting here trying to decide whether to blush or chuckle, so you got both.)

Catherine said...

I love those photos of the singles, Laura. Makes me want to rush to my wheel and spin. I am trying to do 10 minutes a day as I am knitting a sweater and simultaneously spinning the 3 ply for it. Plus I am warping my loon -at last- and the weft should be this same fiber so whatever does not go into the sweater will be spun 2 ply for the weft. I wonder if I will have enough or if I will have to go to "Plan b" - another weft. Time will tell!!!