Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tour de Fleece fiber

I've just about decided which fibers to spin/ply for Tour de Fleece 2011:

* I have 3 different colors of roving that I dyed a couple months ago. One is a hot pink, one is a neon green and the other is a bluish purple. I think I will try to spin/ply them all together and hopefully get something kind of Noro-esque. (EDITED TO ADD:  I think this fiber is out!  I started spinning a bit of it, just to see how it would turn out.  It appears that the fiber felted slightly during dyeing and is a little hard to work with.  I will keep working on it until TdFleece  -- as "training" -- but it will not be part of the competition.) (EDITED AGAIN TO ADD PHOTO)

* Last month at the Great Lakes Fiber Show I took a spinning class with Carol McFadden (she has an Etsy shop called feistywomandesigns). She made some batts in shades of blue that she calls "Eboni's Blues" (yep, after me!) I bought 8 oz of that and can't wait to spin it up. See the photo. Pretty, huh? (N.B.: This is Carol's photo, not mine)

* I was able to get my hands on some Corriedale from Hello Yarn fiber club from Feb 2010. The colorway is called Seasick ... Blues, browns and golden yellows.

* And finally, a superwash merino/bamboo blend from Fiber Optic Yarns in the colorway Besame Mucho.

I'm not sure what else might end up in my TdF queue, but I want to get started NOW!!!!!



No comments:

Post a Comment

... this has been a QuietStorm production, dahling ...