Thursday, April 08, 2010


As I've thought about the roving I wrote about yesterday, I remembered another fiber that has been languishing in my stash. This is the one on the spindle below; on the bobbin is yesterday's fiber:

It's a dark picture, but you can see that the spindle fiber is more orangey while the bobbin fiber has more purple.

Here's a picture with fill flash. Surprisingly the colors are fairly accurate:

I could use one fiber for one ply and one for a second. I could recard the spindle fiber with some purple, then use it for a second ply. I could spin them separately but use them in the same sweater -- this is my least favorite option because the bobbin yarn is so much more beautiful, with all its different shades. At the same time, I don't want to dilute its splendor by plying it with something too mundane. But I think I'd really like to have enough yarn for something like the Giant Latvian Mitten cardigan (rav link).

Must run to the grocery store before it's time to get the children -- but wanted to get this up so I can get the opinion of those of you on the other side of the world. Would you keep yesterday's fiber pure? Ply them together? Modify the spindle fiber, then ply?


Caroline M said...

You already know what it is you want to do, even if you don't yet know that you know. As a start you're going to have to sample, even though you don't want to waste a yard. Is there another option where you rummage through the stash, dye and card something? You could use the fibre you are spindling as the base and add to it to get closer to the one that you love. You could go on to make three yarns (AA, AB,BB) because there's a GLM on Rav that's worked with stripes.

I think it would look with sheep black as the background, it's a lovely sweater but given my hip issues, not for me.

Laritza said...

Lovely color!
You left a comment on my blog about the Green Sweater. I did not use the original yarn, I used Cascade 220 wool and it worked out perfect.

Leigh said...

Yummy colors. In part it depends on the end project, but I would be tempted to ply them. Do you have enough of each to sample? Both yarns and knitted?

I wanted to thank you too for the comment on my blog about tasking: urgent vs important. Very insightful and helpful!