Sunday, September 17, 2006

yesterday I went to the Festival and Railroad Days in Hamburg. It was a fun day. I went with Betty and Pam. Betty had a booth there and Pam and I went to help out. It was very slow. Now many people were buying things although we spread a lot of good will and got some people interested in spinning or knitting. Even though we made no money it may help the studio . I hope.
While we were there I made this. The hank is about 110 yards of two ply wensleydale. It is a very lovely natural dark gray. Wensleydale is quickly becoming one of my favorite wools to spin. I love the strength of it, the length of the fibers and the great drape it has along with its weight after it is spun. This may be one of my best skeins yet and in exchange for helping yesterday Betty gave me the rest of what was in the bag - about 1.5 pounds. YES!

On the spindle is some Teeswater that was dyed by Betty. It has an iridescence quality to it that doesn't come through in the photo. It's actually got many colors in it. Lots of blues and pinks and greens.

Here is a closeup of both. The color of the Teeswater still isn't coming through in the closeup but what are ya gonna do?

I still am having some decision making problems in the next project category so I think I might just go with the Wing Shawl and get it done.

I was thinking of getting rid of some of the stash. I have several different cottons and maybe some wool I would be o.k to part with so if anyone is interested leave it in the comments and I'll post some pictures and prices. If not I may be putting it on eBay or something. I'm trying to get a little more cash together for Rhinebeck.

2 comments:

Silvia said...

Look at that yummy spun yarn. You are real good on the spindle....better then I can ever be. Isn't Wensleydale just wonderful to spin with??

The Purloined Letter said...

Beautiful spinning!

Sounds like a great day!