morning glory blue

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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 thoughts on “morning glory blue

  1. 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

  2. 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!)

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

  4. 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!

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

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