Wednesday, January 07, 2009

7 January: ABC Wednesday - Y

Yarn, of course! My passion is spinning and dyeing my own yarn, so that I have lots to choose from when I knit. Not only wool, sometimes silk, soy, Tencel, even recycled plastic bottle fibre; but mostly wool.

Some of this recently dyed Shetland is my current jersey-in-progress -


This dyed BFL fibre (that's fleece from the Blue Faced Leicester breed of sheep) was spun and knitted up into a big warm shawl -


Most of this yarn, the purple merino and silk, and the tweedy grey mixed wool and silk, are destined for a jacket which is in the planning stage, and may be the next project on the needles -


And this is my current yarn and fibre storage system, 5 folding crates, with associated bags -


And, as the fibre supply is a bit low, an order for more has just been posted - I may need another crate!

10 comments:

Mr Murph said...

Tesco normally sell those crates in their January Sale for 37p each.

The first picture with your grey blog background is extremely classy.

RuneE said...

You got it - I failed once with my wife yarn...

deola said...

lovely blog

Carol said...

Love the yarn photos....esp. the purple merino and silk...love to see the jacket that would make...

Lily Hydrangea said...

oh my! the colors are gorgeous! Even though I don't know how to knit, I love looking.
I did yarn for the letter Y too.

Granny J said...

Lovely stuff, that yarn! I've got a closet full, but, unfortunately have neither crocheted nor knitted in too long a time.

stitchwort said...

Thank you all, especially Murph for calling anything here "classy".

New projects appear with relentless frequency, Carol.

And Granny J - if you're not going to use that yarn, you should give it away....

Z said...

I'm knitting a scarf. It's the first thing I've knitted in a couple of decades at least. I think it's your inspiration, Stitch, because I have this very real urge to move on to socks.

Eventually, I'm going to have to work out how to cast off.

stitchwort said...

Z - try friend Google; there are videos for nearly every knitting technique you can think of somewhere online!

Grace and Bradley said...

Well done, the color is so warm and soft, i can almost feel it.