Spun a merino colourway by Lyn Walsh of Fibre2Go last weekend at our Area Retreat near Turangi on the shores of Lake Taupo. Weather was pretty rubbish, but a great weekend for spinning, natural dyeing and just catching up with like-minded creative types, both new and old. Navajo plied it and washed it yesterday. Very pleased with the result – now what to do with it?
The spinning of this gorgeous colourway by Lyn Walsh of Fibre2Go is complete – 2 x 100g skeins, a total of 384 yards – 1 plied on itself and the other navajo plied to keep the colours separate. Very pleased with them both. The initial intention was to knit a cardy, but given that my main love is weaving, I have decided to use them both in a weaving piece – possibly a cocoon – research needs to get underway for that now!
Love this colourway – Forest Stream by Lyn Walsh of Fibre2Go. I have 2 skeins of this gorgeous colour – not intentionally you understand, I purchased them probably 1 year apart, forgetting I already had one. Not unhappy though, as now I have enough for a PROJECT. I was going to knit it, but given my love of weaving, I think I will spin and navajo ply the 2nd skein to keep the colours more or less intact, then use both yarns in the warp of … something gorgeous.
Hand-dyed, hand-spun coil yarn. A nice project to make use of novelty yarn. The bag is just the right size to store all my ingredients for making knitted, beaded necklaces.
Very happy with the spun 2 ply yarn – the progression worked beautifully