Thursday, February 12, 2009

Little Yarn Angel


Little Yarn Angel
Originally uploaded by Project Pictures
I had to wait for the morning light to capture the full glory of my finished skein. My daughter insisted on sharing the moment, showing off my yarn to the overcast sky to get a true-light shot, or at least as true as we can get it in a Pacific Northwest Winter. I wanted to get a few more pictures posted of the finishing process, now that I have them.

Washing yarn
For instance there is the wonderful fact that with a PVC niddy noddy, you don't even need to take off your skein to wash it! With as much twist as I have in this skein, it was good to get a long, warm bath to set everything in place. After that I enjoyed beating it on the ground to shake things up. I must thank the fact that I have a sweater-rack in my dryer to satisfy my need to have the skein done and dry RIGHT NOW!!

And what would we do without one shot of the final product?!
400 yards fingering

4 comments:

ktdid88 said...

Lovely yarn, adorable little girl. Bring the yarn Monday - we all want to squish it in person.

TinkerTots said...

I'll bring it by in two weeks. Not sure I can get a babysitter this next Monday :)

haptotrope said...

EEEE! pretty!

Ok I'm totally biased, since I dyed the stuff -- but it turned out beautifully!

As for the random-ish blend of fibers, I wanted a sturdy, easy to spin roving with the alpaca to help take the edge off and give it a bit of "loft" I don't know how that worked in a fine ply, but the skeins I've spun up have been madly squishy and bouncy and un-dense in a way that merino isn't. Also, I try and buy from farms with happy sheep, so it depends on what I find.

Anyway, I do this once a year - for Lucy's shop - for a little bit of fun - So I'm glad you like it! If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them!

TinkerTots said...

Thanks for leaving a comment! I really love your roving and had a great time spinning it. The colors were mesmerizing!

And I'm really glad my friend found a local product from a local dyer, made from happy sheep!