And We Have a Winner, Folks!

You guys probably remember that I challenged you to pick my next spinning project a few blog posts ago. Well, I’m happy to report that the knitters have spoken and we have a winner!

20140418-112721.jpg

20140418-112729.jpg

This is polwarth in the Igloo colorway from SpunRightRound! It’s very soft and springy. There’s a lot of elasticity to this fiber, which makes it feel very interesting. I started spinning it up last night, and here’s the obligatory bobbin shot:

20140418-112758.jpg

I have never spun polwarth before, and I’ll admit that there was a bit of a learning curve. Polwarth is a very sticky fiber, and my last few spins have been very not sticky. Even if they were wool, it was usually a silk blend, which makes the fiber more slippery. I had to quickly learn to relax the spinning death grip that had developed while spinning the yak/silk/optim merino. (very slippery, very short fibers.) I’m having a lot of fun with it now! The colors are obviously amazing. I am absolutely obsessed with purple and turquoise together, and I think that the little pops of grey and navy tone it down and keep it from getting too loud. I’m going to Navajo ply it to preserve the order of the gorgeous colors. Even though I’m sure that they would be lovely all mixed together, I find that I just prefer for the yarn to resemble the braid. I played around a little bit, trying to figure out what the fiber wanted to be, and I think it’ll turn out to be a sport/DK weight once it’s plied. I don’t have any specific plans for it, but I know it will eventually turn into something awesome!

P.S. I finished the shawl, but I have to wait for it to dry so I can do a proper photo shoot! (I’ll probably also have to hold off until it gets warmer here. Boston is freezing today!)

About these ads

2 Comments

  1. gmcgee11

    I pick you! You are the winner in my estimation. I love your color combinations…you are an artist! Happy Easter! I miss you and wish you were here!

    Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:32:55 +0000 To: gmcgee1@hotmail.com

  2. Brava, ’tis beautiful!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Wayfaring Yarns

Travel Tales of a Novice Knitter

B L U E B E R R Y Z I N G

A VISUAL INSIGHT INTO MY LOVE FOR NAIL ART, CROCHET AND BAKED DELIGHTS

masculiknity

come see cool knit things.

Crafty Effie

A blog about yarn, colors, crafts and fun!

Stitching Life

The story of my life.

Wee Little Z's

Documenting the days of my toddler Shepherd & unborn baby Crew.

moleskineandpencil

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Autonom'us Tech Nation'r'us

Just another WordPress.com weblog

handmade by stefanie

I am the one who knits.

The Menagerie

Crafty, baking, quirky goodness

Woolwinding

Carry on knitting, spinning - and wittering

Den

Making a House a Home

Rahymah Handworks

... from passion to profession

garnharmoni

harmony in yarn

lionsdaughter

Odes to finishing 100's of projects

Kreatives BallaBalla

My Creative Lifestyle -- Stricken, Designen, Modellieren

Merinelle

Spinning because knitting isn't weird enough.

pixels and purls

one girl's journey into crafting...

Noddfacrafts

Vintage crafts and treasures from a Vintage Girl!

Yarn-A-Go-Go

I am the one who knits.

Spin And Knit

Spinning and Knitting Handspun Yarns

Calico Laine Textiles

Dressmaking, Fabrics and Haberdashery from Calico Laine

Babycakes Creates

Crocheting, knitting, and other random acts of crafting

threeprettyposies

wholesome creative loveliness

thewooleryguy

Your Fiber Arts Supplier Since 1981

Agujas

The Art of Knitting

Chronicles of a Fiber Engineer

Electrical Engineer by day, Crazed Knitter by night

FinnGarian Knits

Stories of knitting obsession

Thread & Ethel

knitting yarn(s) in a small space

The Wayward Leaf

A blog about knitting, crochet, and adventures in crafting

Caffeine Girl Beads

Just another WordPress.com site

Thready Bear Crafts

Sanity Disappears When the Crafting Begins

Knit in the Square

Getting my knit on

Liesl Made

like handmade, but better.

I am the one who knits.

Jordan's Croft - Fiber Arts

K. A. Jordan - Crofter & Novelist

Sand & Sky Creations

Knitting and spinning my way through life.

Confessions of a Refashionista

Step by step tutorials & adventures in upcycling with a quirky refashioning DIY diva

The Homespun Life

spinning, knitting and simplicity in a hectic world

I am the one who knits.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 146 other followers

%d bloggers like this: