For The Love of Wool
I have mentioned before how obsessive I can be. Once a passion strikes, I can think of little else. So it has been with spinning of late. My apologies to those of you who come here to see finished knitting. For today, more of my efforts at the wheel.
Tomorrow, I promise, socks. Two pairs have been completed. All that remains is a photo session with my girls.
This is spun from four ounces of superwash merino from Three Waters Farm, in the Wild Berry colorway. I picked the roving up on my trip to NC in July. When I bought it, the fiber was all purples and black with just a touch of red and gold. It is interesting to me how the reds dominate once it is spun.
For a little relief from the saturated colors in that last yarn I give you; Vesper Roving by Knitterly Things, 100% Blue Faced Leicester in the Afterglow colorway. Somehow I feel like the names of these two yarns should be switched.
Does one who is spinning obsessed have a problem when she goes to sleep at night, visions of twisted fiber in her head? It is like when I was a kid and swam in the ocean all day, I'd lay back on my pillow and feel the memory of the gentle pull of the waves on my body.
Luckily a few days ago I was given a distraction in the form of an e-mail. There is something new to focus my creative energies on. Sarah the Plucky Knitter and I will be collaborating. I'll be working on some sock patterns for her delicious yarns. Look for glimpses of the new designs in the next few weeks.