Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Spinning Plans

The Great Balls of Fiber, 70/30 Colonial Wool/Silk, that I bought at Oregon Flock and Fiber in 2005 is almost all spun into yarn. I was trying to think why I have so little to show for this year's spinning and finally realized that I threw everything into getting a lap blanket spun and woven for my brother.

The name for this color pathway is Desert Sunset and I think it certainly is. The last SpinOff had a question-
naire asking how you plan your spinning projects. Only 5% said they plan from fiber to finish. I wish I would have planned that way, because I would have plied this onto black instead of itself. I have 12 ounces of this, but plied with black, I could have knit a pullover. Now I have to spin the black and figure out how to cobble a sweater together out of the two.
In the last two days, six more of my bags have sold, all by word of mouth. I am stunned. These are all that I have left and the one on the right is so ugly, I'm going to put in our guild White Elephant sale this summer and hope someone places a bid.

4 comments:

Valerie said...

Lovely yarn! Weave the fabric with black for a vest or a jacket. A nice point twill, maybe even an asymmetrical or broken point to it....

Yeah...it seems this year went by me w/o a lot accomplished. Guess I should take stock for the solstice.

Sara said...

Well, if pink and green are not to your liking, there is always .....

The Dyebath

S.
:)

Marie said...

The bags are lovely! I agree with sara, dye is our friend!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I have a friend who would LOVE the green bag! But I've already given her Christmas present to her....