Knittin' mittens for ma kittens!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Fiber Friday: Pistachio

I may have come in last in our office bowling tournament yesterday, but I'd like to know how many of my colleagues who broke 100 (or even 50) came home and did THIS:


I am so proud of this skein--it is my very first novelty/art yarn, and it came out exactly like I hoped it would. I'm calling it Pistachio. It's hand-dyed Shetland wool from the Peachtree Spinning Guild dye day (photo of the dyed roving.) I split the roving into strips with about two colors in each strip, then held them together with the browns and greens on opposite ends of each strip, so that the colors would blend and barberpole as I spun it.


Taken with the flash so you can better see all the green firestar nylon I used throughout, and the gold thread it's plied with.


It came out to around 68 yards, extremely thick 'n thin. I love the big floofy parts!



I couldn't be happier with it. I can't wait to do more dyeing so I can make even more skeins like this!!

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