Friday, 18 March 2011

Abandoned Circus?

I've been having a think during the knitting up of this yarn and decided on the name 'Abandoned Circus' because of the dull rusty and mossy tones mixed in with the bright primary red and yellow. But, just like my unsure feelings over the yellow fibres, I feel the name may soon be changed. Either way it is ending up on the wall or around my neck. Or both!

This is the progress so far:

With hands beginning to feel like claws, I should manage to complete this during my weekend work commute. Hmm...which fibres to blend next...

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Degree Show Countdown

And as the 20th of May approaches, my creative side is becoming drained. With panicked thoughts about the future being pushed aside, I have been working on a few new yarns and a few new projects.

In particular, I have a newly spun skein of yarn drying in my bathroom as we speak. It is a combination of corriedale, merino and black diamond bamboo tops. Due to the bamboos silk-like quality most of it ended up awkwardly stuck between the teeth on my drum carder.

Here are the fibres before blending:

Blended batts:

When I started to spin I decided that I actually didn't really enjoy the yellow colour mixed in with the other fibres, but I persevered and the outcome seems to be alright, I guess...

Tomorrow calls for a new knitted piece and I think this yarn will knit up quite nicely. I will post the progress in a few days!