Saturday, May 26, 2007

Need Some Color in My Life

I can go just so long spinning my lovely natural colored alpaca and I need a break and absolutely have to get some bright color into my life. The bright colors above are from some Bombyx silk roving that I purchased and handdyed. I was going to use this in with the raw alpaca that I left at Suzanne's mill to be processed, but had plenty so brought it home.
I spun a single adding the silk to Tobasco's fiber as I spun, and then spun another Tobasco single, and then finally spun these two together. Was very pleased when the skein hung perfectly balanced off the winder. I thought the silk single might throw it off.
Tobasco is a reddish brown alpaca, the color of tobasco sauce. He is pictured in the entry below.

I have just about finished the socks that I am making and am sooooo anxious to get started on my shawl. Guess I don't really have to finish them........


Peggy said...

That is so very pretty. So let me see if I have this straight. You spun a single with the alpaca and silk together and then you spun a single of only alpaca and then your plied those two? It is beautiful. Is this what you are going to make your shawl out of?

Tracy said...

Hi. Thanks for the comment. I've been wandering around your site and it's great. You sure have some beautiful animals and yarns.

Cary said...

Oh yes, I think you should have TWO projects going at once (grin)

Really, that yarn looks beautiful Maple!

Cary (who is itching to start some shawl spinning, too!)