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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Wild Birds

Morning all! Here are some better pictures of the new yarn I mentioned yesterday!

It is now listed on etsy and will be on my website very soon.

Last night, I opted to spin a new yarn instead of doing the second skein of Wild Birds. This one is from a color called "Mahogany Peacock", hand dyed merino wool from the Yarn Wench. It is one of my absolute favorite colorways ever! I was so happy when she dyed more of it! Here are a couple of pictures of the other yarns I have made with this color, and also the items I knit with the previous art yarn:

Navajo 3-ply

Previous art yarns (two skeins)
And, the hat and scarf I knit with the art yarns:

It was one of my most favorite yarns I've ever spun so when I had the chance at the color again, I jumped at it. I finished the first skein last night. I still have half of this fiber batch to spin and also another 4 oz batch. I'm not sure I'll do art yarns with the other 4 oz, but I am with the first batch. Here is a sneak peak of the first skein spun last night (should be listed later today with much better pictures - the blue is a little more teal/peacock than the picture shows).

As you can see, it is slightly different than the first yarn. I used some different novelties this time and also did some coils/beehives while plying. Again, the blue isn't quite right, and it is plied with shiny rayon thread in color "peacock". I look forward to spinning the matching skein (probably tomorrow) and also figuring out what to do with the second batch!


liz aka hobbledehoy said...

so beautiful!!! Your navajo ply is supah gorgeous!

Kitty Grrlz Knits & Spins! said...

thank you! i haven't done one in awhile, i should, soon!