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Thursday, April 9, 2009

There's Snow Cone on the Pumpkin!

Good morning, world!

Do you like today's title? We're going to talk about the weather and colors of the season.

It's sunny and freezing here today. Ok, nearly freezing, it WAS below freezing overnight but right now it's about 35. Warming up to, say, 40. I want to plant things but the ground is really cold yet! My hands are frost bitten, too. However, I've been spinning. This roving made a 4oz,
2 ply, 125 yard skein of "Snow Cone", 50% Merino/ 50% Tencel. I like this blend very much.

I plied, washed dried and photograped it. I must say, I was quite pleased with the result. I took these pictures in the early morning light; hence, the shawdowing. It's weird, there were so many colors in the roving and it's almost tweed - like spun up.

I bought 20oz of Merino/Tencel top in a solid color, "Deep Sea" (ok, it's close to green but not really, more teal like) on Etsy and can't wait for it to come. I want to knit this up to see how I like the blend but let me tell you right now, it's totally awesome. It has a bit of a sheen and it's ULTRA soft. It feels silky, like a blouse made out of wool and rayon. I guess, wool and rayon is really what it is. Tencel is quite similar to rayon in the way that it feels. This skein (not wound on the niddy noddy so well so you can't really tell) is very well balanced. It is relatively even in thickness throughout but hangs perfectly in a nice loop. It has great elasticity and spring and bounce. I want to knit it into SOMETHING, maybe a very skinny scarf for my daughter? Maybe I'll get some more in a solid contrasting color and alternate them to make stripes? We'll see. It may be hard to match up.

The only thing I'm a bit miffed about is that I'm only getting 125 yards out of 4oz and the yarn is somewhat thin. I didn't do the wpi thing so I couldn't tell you for sure. (I'll try and check that out later).

Anyway, last night I spun 2oz of REALLY pretty roving on a different ratio on my wheel so I could make hairlike yarn. Nearly laceweight.

Let's see how much I get out of this...

Yes, I know, it's pumpkin and autumn! It's supposed to be spring! Well, the other night, the sky looked all gray and had puffy clouds and it rained and you know what it felt like? Thanksgiving. Yesterday, it snowed! So, autumn it is. Besides, autumn is my favorite season, followed by winter, spring and summer. I actually enjoy snow! This year, it's been so utterly cold though I may be bumping winter to number 3. I like them all, actually, but I hate being hot in the summer.

Time to break out the laptop for telecommuting. Stay tuned for pumpkin yarn update!

1 comment:

Elizzabetty said...

Wow! That Snow Cone really plied up beautifully!