Monday, July 20, 2009

Hot summer days (and nights)

A few weeks ago, I had a dye session where I dyed about 2 pounds of fleece. I love days like that! Over the past few weeks, I have been spinning a lot of that fleece into yarn. Victoria has been given quite a workout! I love spinning on her, but I still prefer plying on the S10. The bobbins are bigger for one, and the bobbin lead drive feels better to me when plying.

This is "hot summer days". I think that maybe it was a wish and a prayer this summer that we would have some hot summer days. So far, the only really hot day that I remember was the one that I was pulling pots out of a 900 degree kiln. That wasn't quite what I had in mind.
I usually just ply the yarn on itself, but this time I thought that I might try something a little different. I had spun some black merino a while back and it was just sitting on its bobbin still. The original intention was to ply it into a black 2 ply for use in my hand spun scarves.
Instead it ended up with the hot summer days.
So I guess that it can be called "Hot Summer Days and Nights"

100% merino
Orange- my own dyed
Black -Commercially dyed
170 yards
6.3 oz


Julia said...

That's a neat combination of colors. It looks warm.
It would looks stunning with a black outfit.

tanita davis said...

Ooh, yes. That black is a real anchor in the color. I'd bet you could do something like that with shades of lettuce-leaf green, and then ply it with navy. Gorgeous.

mira's papa said...

this is a test. Ignore the man behind the curtain.

Oh, and I like the yarn. The fiery HOT sun in the first pic reminds me of.... OK, we can't talk about that here on a family blog with a G rating.