sarahbird spins

(and does other stuff, too)

A post with lots of pretty pictures January 8, 2008

Filed under: dyeing,handspun,inspiration,roving,spinning,yarn — sarahbird @ 2:10 pm

I have a few new things to show off today. First of all, my latest handspun. It’s a two-ply in shades of blue, and it’s 100% merino, which is soooo ridiculously soft. Seriously, I think I’m obsessed with the merino. I’m calling this one Glacier.

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To dye the roving for this yarn, I mixed up a bunch of different tones of blue to get a really variegated spectrum of the one color. I really like how it came out, and I want to try it again with other colors.

When I was home over Christmas, I dyed some really nice superwash merino-viscose roving from Shpherder on eBay. Check her out, seriously – her roving is sooo nice, and it’s inexpensive. Plus, it’s all mill-end!

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This one was inspired by the colors of the lights on our Christmas tree, but now it reminds me more of a parrot.

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I was going for white with a little bit of pale pink and the tiniest tinge of yellow, like a cherry blossom. Didn’t turn out exactly how I pictured it but I still like it.

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I looove this one. Hot pink, purple and orange.

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! I’ll be studying for my Eastern Religions test tomorrow and spinning up more merino!

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One Response to “A post with lots of pretty pictures”

  1. Stopped by to take a peek, started scrolling and enjoying the movie review and locket pics and then … WOW! This is such a beautiful post!


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