Monday, March 30, 2015

Spinning for a Shawl

Thanks to everyone who left such kind comments on my sweater post. I wore it yesterday for the first time, and it is just lovely! So soft and warm.

Now I have been spinning for a shawl. I love knitting patterns from Boo Knits and there is another mystery knit along coming up in May. The pattern (Be With You MKAL) calls for two fingering weight yarns, one plain, and one variegated and fuzzy, plus beads.

I used a blending board to combine fibres for spinning - this one is silk, BFL wool and a small amount of baby alpaca. These fibres are their natural colour.

the rolags ready for spinning

The yarn was lovely to spin, and because of the silk has a lovely shine.

I dyed almost half of the fibre for the second skein very pale shades of pink to blend with the natural fibre. This one is BFL wool with silk, baby alpaca and a small amount of angora for a fuzzy yarn.

I am all ready for the May 4th release date!

Sunrise this morning.
 Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


DianeOart said...

Beautiful yarn :)

Joan said...

You are amazing Joanne - you always amaze me as you seem achieve so much. Your work is beautiful

Raewyn said...

I love the yarn Joanne, it will be interesting to see how the fibre combination and colours knit up. Great to see so much bare ground!!

zenuwpees said...

De la belle laine bonne journée Marie-Claire

D1-D2 said...

I love those colors. Whenever I see wool like these I always wish I knew how to knit. I'll have to give it another go this year.

Scrappy quilter said...

More wonderful yarn.

Yvette Winn said...

Your rolags are so even and pretty looking! Do you have any tips for how to make such nice rolags? Mine are still a tad lumpy. >.<

Lucy said...

The wool shines! Lovely soft colors