Friday, February 08, 2008

Handspun Yarns, not Tales

These are the locks I started with. I've learned a lot about how to felt and how to not felt locks, by badly felting locks. I do so love these colors and am determined to salvage their little clotted, knotted selves.
Somewhere in my Vista photo gallery, where I still struggle to find my pictures, is a photo of the two bobbins. It was a good picture. One bobbin I flicked with clearly preferable results but painful because of the knots; the other bobbin was from locks carded on the drum carder, with a clear loss of color change and a blurring of colors. Even so, I love the plied skein. It will be a great bag yarn.

This is all that I have left from my dyed handspun yarns. Bags are a fiber hog. I've started another one on the bottom left and am using a lot of bits and pieces, because it's all I've got left and I'd like everything to be used. I went upstairs to see if I could find anything useful in the bin I'd quarantined as moth infected. I realized the solution was to dump the whole lot and get it over with, and it was relief to relegate them to the dumpster. Fresh start.

6 comments:

Leigh said...

Lovely! I really like the subtle color variations in the handspun. Very attractive.

Kathy said...

What great colors! This time of year, I try to force my orchids in bloom as I'm so despirate for some color!
Can't wait to see what you do next... ;-)

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Oh, it would be so very painful to have to throw away homespun yarn! I hope I never have to experience that...fiber would be bad enough.

Robin said...

Beautiful subtle colors. Enjoyed your blog!

Tina T-P said...

Hi - took my (your) new bag to spinner guild yesterday - It got lots of compliments :-) Looks like your trips to work are brutal this time of the year. Guess I'll stop complaining about the grey wet days we've been having. T.

cindy said...

I absolutely love pink and celery. Lovely skein in the basket. I've been doing so much knitting lately I've put aside my spinning. Got to get back on track with spinning.