Jul 15, 2008

Shiny, Happy, Yarn

The pink yarn is all plied up but it still needs a bit of finishing before I can share it with you. Thankfully I do have some finished yarn to show.

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This is one of 2 Spontaneous Spinning Batts that I bought from Loop earlier this year. This one is 3.7 oz. of Alpaca, wool, bamboo, mohair, tussah silk, recycled sari silk, silk noils, and angelina and the combination of fibers was a real challenge for me. I'd never spun anything so slippery before and I often found as I spun it up that I would get in a groove and then I'd hit a different part of the fiber and it would throw me off a bit.

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What I loved about this batt was the lustre of the bamboo and silk. I think that they are gorgeous and I'd definitely spin them again and again. What I didn't love was the angelina. There was much more of it in this batt and I removed quite a bit but I still felt that there was too much. It really doesn't have a good hand and I think that any amount of it that I can feel is too much. When you can get such a lovely shins from silk and bamboo I see no reason to use the angelina. That's just me.

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Another thing that I love about this yarn is the color. I am definitely a green person in general but I really loved the softness of the shades in this batt.

It should be no surprise that the next fiber to be spun up will include a bit of silky stuff. I am definitely on a silk kick.

4 comments:

Margene said...

It is exquisite and I do think the angelina works! Even the color is yummy! ;-)

Carole Knits said...

I think it's beautiful, shiny bits and all!

Julie said...

That is some seriously gorgeous yarn!

Cursing Mama said...

very beautiful, I love the mix of fibers & color variations...should make something scrumptious.