Sunday, July 1, 2012

No sheep yet

I told myself that I wouldn't cast on for Rams and Yowes until I had finished Color Affection. The short row section is so much fun that I don't regret that decision in the slightest. Yet. 

So while I plow through many more rows of garter stripes, here's a little distraction for all of us as we're waiting to play with the shetland yarn:

This is 216 yards of (oh shoot, I forgot to check the wpi again - let's call it roughly light worsted) navajo-plied BFL silk dyed in a gradient dye by Friends in Fiber. The fiber was a delightful surprise gift from blogger friend Rachel a few months ago. This was such a fun fiber to spin! BFL/silk is a glorious combination - soft with a lovely sheen, and it drafts like a dream. The color shifts from the light lime into something closer to avocado and finally into emerald. Such lovely greens!

What to do with them? Right now I'm content with fondling and petting the skein but eventually I think it'll be a cowl with some sort of simple texture to play off the color changes. Is anyone else yearning for fall weather already?


Jacey said...

That yarn is fabulous! So you, so very you. A cowl will be a fun choice! Keep up the hard work on that Color Affection; you'll be rewarded with a finish soon! Thanks for your Sunday comments; I'll be replying today, friend! said...

So pretty! I love the color. And yes, I am so ready for fall. Sadly Houston doesn't get fall weather/temps until around December so I still have a long way to go.

Rachel said...

Ah, you spun it up! It looks amazing though I'm not surprised...I knew it would be safe in your hands! Can't wait to see what you make with this (and since I have a packet of the same fiber, I'm even more interested!).