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Friday, January 4, 2008

Wild Fire & Terra Gold

Well, I didn't think I was going to do it, but I actually got two art yarns spun up last night! (I didn't think I would get to it because when I got home from work I had a terrible headache AND really needed to exercise . . . so after taking an Aleve, wasting a bit of time online, I did manage to exercise, eat dinner . . . and not fall asleep!)

The first yarn is spun from hand dyed BFL (Blue Faced Leicester) wool - dyed, of course, by Lynn aka the Yarn Wench. This was the second batch I had in this color. The other became "Autumn Carnival" and sold yesterday! I spun different yarns into this one--Gedifra Costa Rica, Austermann WOW, Moda Dea WILD, and Joanns Sensations PLAZA yarns. (I actually have a similar lot available on my website as the first in my novelty yarn lots!)

I still have 2.9 oz of the fiber left, so I may either make a matching skein to this one, or spin it into a single ply!

Then, it was finally time to do my EtsyFAST January Challenge yarn! Over the past few months, our challenge themes have been the elements. I did EARTH in a Navajo 3-ply yarn called Earthly Treasures. I meant to do air and water, but the yarns I planned for them ended up selling before I could properly list them! But, I knew I would be ready for fire as I had this Falkland wool (dyed by the Yarn Wench) called "Wildfire" and I knew it would make a great art yarn (I had previously spun a similar batch into a single ply.) Anyways, this yarn has 4 different novelty yarns spun in and is plied with two colors of rayon thread. Not sure what I will call it (it will have FIRE somewhere in the name!), but for now, here it is:
Well, I think that is it for now. I am hoping to spin up a black and white yarn tonight--a first for me, as I am usually so much about COLOR, but this yarn will be a fabulous art yarn with tons of black and white yarns in it, spun with a carded wool batt from TerraBellaSpun. Then, I have a scarf to knit for a special request. I'm hoping I can actually finish both of these tonight so that tomorrow can be another day of art yarn spinning, though I do have a single ply on the horizon.

Oh, btw, these two yarns will be listed on my website and probably etsy later today!

Happy Friday everyone!


velmalikevelvet said...

dude, that freakin' fire yarn is FOLLOWING ME! so hot, and beautiful, and furry. love IT! (did i mention i think it's pretty?)

seriously, that's some bitchin' yarn, girl. xo, v

Kitty Grrlz Knits & Spins! said...

thank you!!