Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sueños del Mar

Look what I did yesterday:


Yes, I finally finished spinning my Del Mar yarn!  Here's a close-up:


I think the colors really are very sea-like. 

When I restarted this project, I decided I wanted a yarn that looks kind of rough and homespun - thick and thin with varying degrees of twist.  Sounds like it should be easy, but when you've been spinning for a while and have spent a lot of time working to make your yarns consistent, it can be difficult to loosen up and just be free!  It doesn't have as much variety as I was hoping for, but I like it nonetheless. 


I ended up with about 170 yards of about a DK weight yarn, and I'm planning to make it into a hat.

7 comments:

  1. It's exquisite Gail! You are right, it does have a look of the sea, especially at low tide.

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  2. Oh wow! Handspun, good for you! Ah such lovely handspun too, I absolutely love it. It must have felt great to finish it and skein it up! Congrats!

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  3. Gorgeous! I really like that color and it looks like it has a nice hand.

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  4. Thanks for the compliments, everybody!

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