Friday, December 11, 2009

Handspun Friday - Grand Tetons

Grand Tetons ~ 215yds thickthin 2-plied-4- 12 WPI

When I drafted this fiber I did not like it. I did not understand why I bought it in the first place. I spun two of those pre-drafted nests, very thin, and thought I could not stand to spin the rest of it the same way. So I spun as thick as I could, which turned out a little thick/thin, and plied it together with the thin singles. It was not until I saw this photo of the finished yarn, that I started to like it. I took many photos, but this one I liked best.
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fiber: 4oz superwash BFL, by FatCatKnits
yds: ~ 215 yds thick and thin, 12 WPI
ply: 2-ply

pre drafted-Grand Tetons, BFL, 4oz-2
Darfted fiber looks great, don't you think?

Grand Tetons by FatCatKnits, sw BFL 4oz

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11 comments:

pat said...

Sometimes a big change in plans works out perfectly....BEAUTIFUL yarn!

Dave said...

It is a lovely colourway, and your yarn has wonderful texture.

momsue84 said...

I think it's gorgeous! And a perfect name for it, too!

ewespecial said...

my question is would you purchase from this vendor again?
You have created a lovely yarn from what you thought was a disaster fiber. This would make a wonderful hat or scarf.

RC said...

it looks BEAUTIFUL!!
now, would you do it again?

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

It's beautiful. Has a lovely rustic texture. Glad you are happier now that you see it spun!

Alice said...

Oooh, beautiful!

Sharon V said...

The yarn is beautiful and the colors are lovely.

Did you know that Grand Tetons means big 'boobs'?

myboringblog said...

It's amazing how different yarns can look from their roving state.

Gloria Patre said...

I really like the look of the unspun fiber once you made it into nests. You're so much more adventurous with colors than I am. And spinning it into a novelty yarn - what a stroke of genius! It's sure to inspire you now!

Violiknit said...

I love how that yarn looks with the thick/thin textures!