Friday, November 02, 2012

Handspun Friday - Candy Corn

Back in Spring 2010, I dyed some Norwegian fiber, in several colorways. This I called "Candy Corn".

Norwegian-4oz-dyed by me

I finally took it out to spin it, but it was a little squooshed together from being stuffed into a box with other fiber. It's also a bit on the prickly side, O.K. a lot. I might, maybe, stand it as socks on my feet, but definitely not near the skin anywhere else.

Anyway, as I already told you, I love wielding my hand carders. And I filled up a basket with my rolags. What fun that was!

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While I wasn't crazy about the colorway, I really like how the finished yarn came out.

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It's 4.4oz, 2-ply, 272yds.

No matter how long it takes, eventually I'm spinning up all my fiber. It was refreshing to spin something else, something more rustic than the usual fiber bases.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

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11 comments:

Sharon V said...

Oh! What a lovely color! Orange is my favorite summertime color. I wonder if rough yarn holds up better than soft yarn. You may one day have the answer.

Chery said...

Nice color all spun up!

Marita said...

Ohhh das ist aber schön, das würde ich sofort verstricken wollen :-)

Liebe Grüße
Marita

Textureknit said...

What truely beautiful colours.

momsue84 said...

Hope you and the gang have a lovely weekend, Monika. It's getting colder and windier here, so time to hunker down with some weekend knitting. Milo is, officially, in hibernation mode.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

The spun yarn is definitely nicer than the fiber

Walden said...

Beautiful fiber and yarn! I think since you carded it, it turned out a softer than I expected from the original picture of the fiber.

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Oh I just found you are back,how wonderful,I missed your extraordinary spinning and knitting, looking at your protect,as wonderful as ever!!

herta said...

Monika ich finde deine Farben immer so toll.

Bei uns ist heute ein wunderschöner Herbsttag und somit ganz schöne Grüße

Herta

knottygnome said...

i love how soft and muted the finished yarn is!

2paw said...

It is just like candy-corn!!