Aloha All! Here are my yarns/fibers from weeks 33-34!
This is AHI POKE in superwash merino wool lace weight. The Fiber Fairy (she-who-will-not-be-named) secretly gifted this skein to another fiber enthusiast. How cool is that?
WINDWARD WATERS is a merino/cashmere/nylon blend fingering yarn that reminds me of the waters off Hawaii.(yes, i know, what doesn’t remind me of Hawaii . . . )
AQUA OVERLAY is also a mer/cash/nylon blend. This was dyed with a beautiful bright aqua, then overlayed with black. I love how the aqua bits poke through here and there.
BEACH UMBRELLA is named for all those colorful umbrellas you see on any given day at Waikiki Beach. A lot of the hotels will rent out these large umbrellas to offer a bit of shade to sun worshipers.
A couple versions of RAINY DAY EIFFEL in Falkland British Merino/Tencel lace and a “Sparkle” fingering weight.
More LAVENDER LEMONADE in mer/silk lace and mer/bamboo fingering weight.
And some wool!
This is FALL HARVEST, a South American wool top.
Oh, sigh and WAIMEA CANYON in merino/tencel. Swoon. . .
WAIMANALO STORM in targhee!
PEACH COBBLER in BFL/Silk:
STREETS OF VERSAILLES in merino/silk:
and the inspirational photo taken on a street in Versailles, France
a quick note on this photo, this was taken Thanksgiving Day 2009. we were trying to find a place for lunch and i knew exactly where i wanted to go. since i allow myself only ONE Big Mac sandwich per year, i always wait until i’m someplace special to have it. i made my family have Thanksgiving lunch at the McDonald’s in Versailles and it was the BEST Big Mac i’ve ever had! when i see this photo i actually don’t think of King Louis XIV’s grand palace, but of two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. . .
SUNSET OVER TITLUS in superwash merino:
and the inspirational photo taken atop Mount Titlus, Engleberg, Switzerland @ 10,000 feet up
SURF ‘N’ TURF in BLF/Alpaca:
and THANKSGIVING, in merino/bamboo:
Also, a couple weeks ago, I found a great site with instructions on how to blend fibers using hand carders so I thought I’d give it a go. I took about 1/2 ounce of merino/silk fiber dyed up in my Ka’anapali colorway and blended them in about 2 passes through the hand carders. I did pull the roving out just as in the website and it worked. Here’s a quick photo of the pulled roving ‘nest’ on top of the original non-blended wool. Fun!