morning glory blue

some secret spinning i worked on last month. i got a whole lotta yardage from a 10-ounce batch of this superwash merino roving sent to me last summer from deb, with a note saying she was sure she ruined it and not going to attempt THAT sort of dyeing for a long while . . .

just to prove that she she should trust her talents with roving more, i spun it up. and spun. and spun some more. there is plenty here for a shawl in fingering weight and i sent deb a big hank for socks that was spun just a little tighter.

she’s talking about knitting one of my sock pattens from it . . . how cool is that?

and not only that, but i have a similar amount of a deep, luscious cherry red that i’m planning on spinning next . . . with a strand of silk. mmmm.

24 Responses to “morning glory blue”

  1. Brenda says:

    Such a pretty color! How could anyone think it was a mistake?! I’m glad she’ll be able to knit some socks from your yarn.

  2. loribird says:

    I love that yarn! It looks just purply-blue at first, but the color has such depth of shading… must’ve been fun to spin!

  3. THAT’S your handspun? Man, I have a lot of work to do.

    haha

  4. carrie says:

    Yeah, I gotta go with that handspun comment there. Your work is so fine! I’m just starting, but still… I know fine spinnin when I see it! =) Very beautiful

  5. Anne says:

    mmmm…… purple handspun…..for socks. Deb rocks. :)

  6. LaurieM says:

    Oooh yummy! That purple would look awesome in cabled socks. :-)

  7. Kim says:

    What a beautiful, beautiful color!

  8. Karen says:

    Beautiful yarn! It will make a wonderful shawl.

  9. PumpkinMama says:

    Ooh – very pretty!

  10. Carla says:

    That is an amazing color!

  11. stacey says:

    ruined? never! that color is beautiful – not really purple, not really blue – a great job capturing both colors in one! (great by photographer and dyer!)

  12. cheryl says:

    What an incredible color! I wish could just squeeze it!

  13. Fiberjoy says:

    Cherry red with silk – tcan’t wait to see it!

  14. margene says:

    Tooo pretty!!

  15. Carrie says:

    OMG, that blue is so delicious I want to eat it. Would that I had friends who messed up like that, and often!

  16. Cindy says:

    That is some gorgeous yarn. The color and the spin. Simply beautiful. I’m suffering from some serious envy here.

  17. Laura says:

    If she ruined that gorgeous fiber, I’d love to see one that *isn’t* ruined!

  18. Julie says:

    Soooooo pretty!

  19. Beth S. says:

    I’d be thrilled if I could make a mistake like that on purpose. Beautiful yarn! :-)

  20. aija says:

    goodness. deb is crazy, good crazy but still. :)

    lovely colors and spin!

  21. Lynne E. says:

    Deb’s dyeing genius and your design genius make a perfect pair. I’m so envious of your spinning skill!

  22. I just had to pop my head in here seeing all these lovely comments and let everyone know that the “ruining” I feared wasn’t the color … it was the fiber itself. When I dye yarn, I work it a good deal with my hands, gently massaging the dyes into the yarn to get the effect I want to achieve. I’m not used to working with roving and so I thought I made a mess of the fiber, handling it perhaps too roughly. Only in Anne’s amazing spinning hands could it transform into something so lovely!

  23. Jen says:

    Great color!

  24. Josiane says:

    Beautiful yarn! And I love the “with of strand of silk” idea for the cherry red… that will be luscious indeed!