Photography, Travel, Yarn/Roving

Yarn & Fiber Colors for Weeks 24-25

Alooooha!! Well, for the past couple of weeks I’ve been focused on work stuff helping my crew towards a big goal. This past Friday was a big milestone for us (and was a successful one! whoo hooo!) so I’ve got a bit more breathing room for fiber fun! Since I wasn’t able to post last week, here are the colors for weeks 24 and 25.

I’ll start with KAANAPALI BEACH, a Falkland British merino/tencel fingering yarn. I just LOVE the sheen on this yarn!

PEACH BLUSH is a very pretty merino/nylon/stellina (sparkle) fingering weight yarn in grays and peach!

LIGURE SUNSET roving in Sweet Grass Targhee – GASP!! You literally just want to climb into this wool and take a nap.

SUNSET OVER FüRIGEN is a superwash merino lace weight wool inspired by our trip to Fürigen, Switzerland.

ZION 2 is a superwash merino wool roving inspired by Zion National Park in Utah. I’m still amazed at how the colors came out!

TOMATO BASIL was so fun to make. I found the dyed merino/romney cross fleece from etsy artisan, sdspin, and hand carded the wool before spinning. The first ply is a nice red while the second ply is a ‘tomato basil’ mix of beige, pinks and green. Towards the end I ran of red so I plied the last few yards with the remaining tomato basil color. This yarn is roughly heavy worsted with some thick-thin qualities as well.

And finally, MORNING AT BILTMORE INN is a superwash lace weight yarn inspired by – yup, you guessed it – a morning at the Biltmore Inn. A few summers ago the hubby and I spent some time exploring the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC and I woke up early one morning – probably jet lag – and opened the curtains to this beautiful vista of the dewy grounds and the town in the far background.


Photography, Travel

Biltmore Mansion

It’s hard to imagine the size of the Biltmore Mansion by this photo, but I will attest that it is absolutely impressive. We don’t generally think of having castles like this here in the US, and I find the entire history of the estate fascinating.  I highly suggest taking the tour and learning about the the family, the mansion and all the ahead-of-its time touches that Vanderbilt put into his home – like the heated indoor pool, the intercom system and laundry ‘dryer’. Having been built in the mid to late 1890’s, this remarkable limestone home will leave you amazed. Clicking on the photo will bring up a larger image so you can see the size of the shuttle and the people in front for scale.

(Biltmore Estate ~ Asheville, North Carolina | Summer 2009)

Photography, Travel

Biltmore Bench

When I took this picture, the idea of ‘summer romance’ came to mind. Taken on the expansive Biltmore Estate, I could just imagine sitting on this bench with my sweetie happily watching the world go by. The Biltmore Estate was unbelievably incredible and I cannot wait to go back to explore it even more.

(Asheville, North Carolina | Summer 2009)