Sunday, July 11, 2010

The reveal!

All I can say is aaahhh alpaca! Yes there is a wee bit of silk in there too but it only enhances the soft and squishiness of the alpaca.

I'll just let you look at it for now ;)

Alpaca and silk

I have a new yarn table, er...well I mean it's a new porch table. Perfect for yarn, fiber, projects...
:)

This was my first skein that was started the day of the tour and finished on day 6, but was drying and waiting for it's photo shoot.
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The alpaca/silk blend wasn't too bad to spin. I still need work on my singles.
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But I really enjoyed the plying, that seemed to click for me. Hmmm wonder if I can just get people to spin my singles and I'll ply them...hmmm (don't you love this smokey shot! It had just finished raining and was still muggy outside)

So soft Hydrangea
3.9 oz Alpaca Silk (70/30) from Bee Mice Elf
Hydrangea Colorway
2-ply
10 wpi after soaking so a heavy worsted/bulky weight
approx. 125 yds

and here, we can't forget how it looked before!
Alpaca silk

9 comments:

dianne said...

Oooooo, pretty! I love how that came out. Any idea what you might make with it?

Bezzie said...

I love the subtle colors.

Too hot to knit with it though!

Thea said...

Beautiful!!

What will you make??

Lynn said...

NICE!!!

Walden said...

Lovely!

Sourire11 said...

Beautiful! I love the greens and rose colors...

now I want to spin...

Experimental Knitter said...

Lovely, lovely,lovely.

Opal said...

absolute yum. :)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

That is just gorgeous Zonda!! So pretty!