Posted by: AlohaBlu | March 25, 2013

2013 Yarn & Fiber Colors – Weeks 10-11

Aloha! Here are the colors and inspirational images for weeks 10-11.

A new colorway! PEGGY’S COVE in alpaca lace yarn and Mixed BFL/Silk roving:

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Inspired by the photo I took while visiting Peggy’s Cove @ Halifax, Nova Scotia:

PEGGYSCOVE

DARK UNIVERSE in merino/silk lace yarn and black alpaca/silk roving:

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DARKUNIVERSE_BKAPLSILKR_01

Cloudy2-Inspired FLAMANGOES in superwash merino worsted weight yarn:

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FIESTA handspun and Navajo-plied merino/bamboo/silk DK weight yarn:

FIESTA_HANDSPUN_01
I wanted to try supported spindling again and took out my pear tahkli spindle and tried spinning a small amount of pink merino/silk wool. It was great fun to use a small wooden bowl for the base. I know you’re supposed to use a ceramic bowl so I’ll try that next. Here’s a work in progress photo:

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And the final 2-ply yarn. I think it’s somewhere between lace and fingering weight:

photo-1Of course now I want a Russian supported spindle! (Will the wanting ever end?? LOL!)

enjoy!

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