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Friday, January 16, 2015

Blended Yarn

Blending two types of fiber into hand spun yarn has been on my spinning bucket list for a while.  I hate to admit that this yarn was started months ago.  It has been waiting patiently on my wheel.  The last few days, however, I got the wheel turning again and finished my first blended skein.


For the base fiber, I used some solid white Jacob roving from our sheep.  To that, I added little bits of alpaca from our two guys, Simon & Garfunkel.  Simon's fiber is silky silver and Garfunkel's is buttery beige.


One single was solid white while the other was the blend.  I didn't want the two colors to twist together when I plied the yarn.  That's why I did it that way.




I really like how it turned out ~
Heathered creamy white
flecked with natural colors of gray and beige
and all from the animals in our pasture.



Now to figure out what to crochet with it.


Psalm 147:16
He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes.

7 comments:

  1. That looks truly wonderful, a real delight.

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  2. that is really neat...I like the blended colors

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  3. Wow, how amazing that you can make your own yarn! Dreamy!

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  4. Kim, those turn out beautiful. With your talent you will figure out something.
    Have a great weekend.

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  5. Hi Kim, oh that yarn is gorgeous. I do not knit or crochet... I mean, I do. But I have taught myself from Youtube and I can knit a scarf and crochet dish cloths and pot holders! So I do not really know how. But, OH how badly do I want to learn. I always love reading about your yarns and looking at the pictures. It's so gorgeous. - Dori -

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    1. Thank you for the compliments, Dori! As good at sewing as you are, I have no doubt that you can crochet anything you want. Besides, what is better than a scarf or a simple hat?

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  6. BEAUTIFUL! And................love the Bible verse!
    Blessings

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