1 February 2010

Mosaic Monday : : handspun edition

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Roving to singles to plied skeins.

The blues and the pinky oranges were spun into chunky bulky yarns, while the one on the bottom right was spun as finely as I could possibly manage and yielded a pleasing 375 metres (they were all from 100 gram bundles of roving). I have a similarly dyed braid of roving yet to be spun, and if it spins up to be close enough in tone, I can combine the two skeins and have a significant amount of my very own handspun yarn to play with. In other words, more than one sleeve or teacosy worth.

I foresee many enjoyable hours lost in the seductive web that is Ravelry, on the quest for the right pattern.

In other news, the children returned to school today after the summer holidays. They all pronounced it an "awesome" summer, yet all were happy to return to school and catch up with their tribes. Can someone tell me though, how on earth it came to pass that I have children in Years 10, 8 and 5?

21 comments:

Kate said...

Your spinning and finished yarns are fantastic and congratulations on the fine one! I am yet to achieve anythin under a worsted weight I think.

froginthepond said...

You tempt me - space, time, and the probable onset of full obsession prevent me from taking up spinning. They look beautiful.

And it seems I have children in years 2 and 5. I don't recall that being part of the deal.

dillpickle said...

They're lovely and intriguing. One of my goals for the year is to learn to spin. I have the wheel and some fleece, so now I just need to find some time and instructions!!

victoria said...

I would wear the top three (I don't know the right word for that part of the process) as necklaces - very very beautiful.
First day back at school is a wonderful day for us all..

rachel said...

Fascinating! And lovely. Looking forward to seeing what they turn into next.

But if you find the answer to your question, pass the answer on, won't you. How on earth do I manage to have a son of 38? It beggars belief....

eurolush said...

The blues are my favorite...gorgeous!

Sarah said...

GORGEOUS mosaic. My girls are also in years 5 & 8. We are in the midst of high school applications. I should post about it.

SignatureScent said...

Those yarns look incredible. Really lovely.

Please don't talk about your children's childhoods flying by. I can feel the same happening with mine already.

BabelBabe said...

LOVE the yarns. They are so varied and amazing. YOU are amazing. And, why, you can't possibly have children that old - aren't you like 24?
xobb

Badger said...

Gorgeous! I have a feeling spinning is one of those things, like quilting, for which I wouldn't have the patience even if I had the skill. Therefore I'm doubly gobsmacked when I see it done.

Oh, and my boy child is shaving. Just yesterday he was holding my hand on his first day of kindergarten. Pass the wine, won't you?

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

My oldest is 42 , which I can cope with ....just . But my youngest is 28 . Help !
Any of those lovely wools made into a pair of sleeves would be lovely . Even lovelier if there was enough for a front and back as well .
Very impressed .

RW said...

Yes. My son shaving was a moment for me.

Jen said...

Wait--is that their grades or their ages? I thought they were older.

Suse said...

That's their grades/classes. The eldest is in Year 10, then Year 8, and Year 5, etc.

Karen said...

Your yarns are to die for. I love the orange/gold color so much! Isn't it nice the way our children get older and we stay the same age?

Jolie said...

Oh my word - that is just glorious yarn porn right there!!! I would type more but I need to move away from the laptop...the drool is going to muck up the keyboard!!!
(and my two are 3 years old...and I'm already struggling with where my tiny babies went!)

herhimnbryn said...

Oh stunning colours. I have this image of you, sitting at your spinning wheel, working away, looking all serene and creative.

Mmmm... I can see some socks in that blue yarn.

crafty said...

Yum! (About your mosaic.)

Isabelle said...

Yes, well just wait until the first one's 30. Eek.

Lovely mosaic.

Meggie said...

Your yarn is fantastic.

Hmm, I know he is my son, but 48????

vaguelyspecific said...

Beautiful work and no, its all a mystery to me. ;-)