Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Loop Cloud = Tweedy Yarn

Those of you who know me on Facebook know this is my profile pic:

Loop Custom Blended Cloud 6

Well, that poofy cloud (shout out to Steph who works her magic on a daily basis) in my arms became yarn sometime around March - April. I have no excuse for not showing it to you sooner.

Loop Custom Blended Cloud

Spinning this gave me a chance to practice long draw, an obsession that began with this yarn and shows no signs of abatement. It was interesting to feel the differences in the various fibers as they moved through my fingers.

Loop Custom Blended Cloud

I was a bit surprised at how tweedy the yarn became upon finishing. I'd never worked a cloud like this before and didn't know what to expect.

Now the next challenge is to find the right project for it. We had a lively discussion about various shawl patterns one evening in my spin group. And I queued up one in particular that might work.

Loop Cloud Single On Bobbin

But I could also use this in a woven project, and with weaving, I don't even know what I don't know. A whole world of unknown possibilities.

I have over 440 yards of 2 ply, DK yarn from about 5.5 oz of fiber. Lots of options with this yield. It will work itself out in time.

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Oh, one more thing: YOU GUYS!!!! You are all so supportive and thank you thank you thank you for your patience and understanding while I beat a dead horse worked out my thoughts on my HOBBIES. I really appreciated hearing from all of you.

6 comments:

barefootrooster said...

wow. this is incredible. can't wait to see what it becomes. LOVE.

Jenny said...

Amen for hobbies, sister. It is what keeps me sane. Do I do what I love in my day job? No, but that is ok. Pays the bills and that allows me to do what I love in my free time - knit and sew and quilt. Makes me happy. Your spinning is gorgeous. I would love to see it when it is all "grow up" in some kind of project.

knottygnome said...

wow that is a really cool looking yarn! love the tweed!

Cookie said...

Totally amazing to see before and after fluff/yarn photos! Well done!

xo

mly said...

I was there when you got Steph to make this cloud! The yarn looks amazing.

brokeknits said...

Swoon. This is the prettiest thing I've seen all day.