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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

White House Yarn


Remember our trip to White House Yarn Shop in Ontario, Oregon? Remember those bumps of fiber we got? Well, here is mine! I spun each bump seperately and pretty fine. Then I had to decide which order to ply them in - was going to start with the red end on one but the other had green in it and that would have been too Christmassy (is that a word?) so I put both red ends together. It made a lovely gradiated yarn that starts with red and works it's way to blue (because spool ended up much longer than the other so it's blue on blue at the end). I can't wait to knit this because it's going to have huge sections of color gradually changing from one section to the next and it's going to be gorgeous! I got about 330 yards of yarn and it's probably going to be a light fingering when I've washed it and set the twist (haven't done that yet - too excited about how it looked). What you are seeing in this pic is both sides of the hank, it doesn't really have two red sections.

2 comments:

dmr said...

What glorious work of art are you creating from this wonder?
Socks? How could you make them match?
A sweater - that would be awesomely awesome but don't know if you have enough yarn.

A shawl - a very lacy shawl. How perfect for the colors. For which daughter will you knit this shawl or should I say which daughter will model this shawl for the blog and keep the item as payment for services rendered.

trh said...

I was thinking a shawl - actually went looking for a pattern yesterday. I might make another Ishbel (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ishbel) or maybe the Shoulder Warmer Shawl by Nancy Wiseman (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shoulder-warmer-shawl). She also has a shaped shoulder shawl that I need to pull the book to look at - and then there are all those lace triangles . . .