Monday, May 19, 2008

Project Spectrum Spinning!

There's been spinning!

I was able to get my hands on some Hello Yarn hand dyed roving last month and I spun it up into about 120 yards of worsted weight 2ply. I just love the colors!

Hello Yarn's Turkey Attack

It is very aptly named Turkey Attack! Can't you just see the feathers flying!

Hello Yarn's Turkey Attack

Also - I spun my first skein of art yarn!! I love me some Loop - isn't Steph the sweetest most talented person ever! I couldn't resist this lovely batt at the Cloverhill booth at Sheep and Wool - so it came home with me and soon I was breaking open the loveliness and spun it up into this!

Loop Bling Bling

Spinning this was a very weird experience! I had to forget everything I usually do when spinning. Make it even? - nah... Make nice thin strands? - nah.... plying? nah.... It took every ounce of my will power - but I allowed chunk after gorgeous sparkly chunk to pass through my fingers to create this.

When I got the string of sequins - I just had to laugh! I was way outside my spinning comfort zone - but I just went with it. I love love love how this turned out! I can't wait to spin up my second Loop batt! I call this one Bling bling :)

Loop Bling Bling!

I left it as a single to show off it's shiny glowing fibers and because I only have about 85 yards. So what should I make with it!?? I am open to suggestions!!

Right now - I just pet it!

Amazingly enough, even though these two skeins are very different, they are both perfect for the Earth colors of Project Spectrum! April and May's "Earth colors" are brown, green, blue and metallic. Happy Earth colors month!


Bea said...

Oh they are really nice. I especially love the turkey attack!

turtlegirl76 said...

LOVE the Turkey Attack. It looks so squooshy and the colors are lovely. Bling Bling looks fun. Maybe a small drawstring purse?

bySarah said...

I love them both.
I cant wait to see what you come up with for the loop...cause I have some more to spin up!!

Lolly said...

your spinning is so beautiful, J! you just don't stop, do you? love it!

chacha said...

Turkey Attack is the best colorway name ever. :)

Beautiful work!

Stacey said...

i love the turkey attack - the colors are beautiful! what about a cowl with the loop yarn? show off that bling!

Rachael Rabbit said...

Firstly I love the Turkey Attack .. but your skein is simply gorgeous!!

Nittany Knits said...

The Bling Bling turned out to be just as awesome as I thought it would! Great job.

cheryl said...

You spinning is looking so great! You're making me to drop everything and sit in front of my wheel.

Zonda said...

Beautiful handspun!!

Stitchify said...

They're beautiful!
I'm blogging about you tomorrow!

Ruth said...

Both yarns are lovely - bling bling is very cool