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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:

Pistachio

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.

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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.

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

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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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5 Comments:

  • It's beautiful!

    By Blogger Hockey Mom, at 9:55 AM  

  • Kerry, you are seriously gifted with this stuff. It looks like a string of jewels. I want a demo on how you did this with the firestar and the plying with thread. It's amazing how different a yarn can look from the painted roving. You don't need to make anything with this yarn! It's truly art just like it is. Thanks for sharing a moment of beauty.
    Michele

    By Blogger Juniper, at 4:37 PM  

  • Gorgeous!

    By Blogger Jennus Interruptus, at 10:35 PM  

  • You are gifted indeed! :)

    That yarn is scrumptious. Would BFMA let us buy enough to do the longer sock?

    By Blogger gilraen, at 12:29 PM  

  • Your yarn is seriously beautiful. I'm in awe. I've been threatening to buy a wheel so I can learn spinning--but I think I'll take a class or two first. What kind do you have? Do you like it? Anything you would change?

    By Blogger Spastic Shepherd, at 11:00 AM  

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