Friday, July 17, 2009

From There to Here

Last month my friend Claire surprised me with a wonderfully crazy fiber batt to play with. Its a wild blend of different wools, lumpy slubs, sparklies and whatnot. Here's half the batt and the ball of roving made from the other half, all ready to spin.

The real fun with a batt like this is that you have no idea what the resulting yarn will look like.
Here's the result...

And a gratuitous close up for you real yarn junkies...

What a fun project this was, thanks Claire for the treat!!


Sara said...

That is so pretty!!

Claire MW said...

Wow, that is so cool! Not at all what I thought it would look like. For some reason I thought it would be darker. What a fun yarn.

For those who end up reading the comments, what you didn't get told was the reason for me sending the batt. Yes, the reason was because this wonderful blogger supported my fiber habit in a way that only a fellow fiber addict would understand. I had run out of checks at the Iowa Sheep and Wool festival, and yet I fell in love with a blue-faced Leicester sheep's fleece. What was a girl to do? I asked, very nicely, if Ms. Blue Gate Farm would consider paying for it and allowing me to send her a check in return. What a trooper. She supported my addiction and of course that was deserving of a special reward. So when I sent the check, I sent it with a batt.

Glad you had fun spinning it!

BlueGate said...

Ah yes, and now you know the rest of the story : )
Thanks Claire!! The whole thing was a joy from festival to finished yarn!
And I can't wait to see that BFL after its processed : )