Remember the soft aquas and blues of the hand-dyed Silky Cashmerino I found in San Antonio?
It spins up very nicely.
Even though I wasn’t nearly done with the batch of blues, I could not resist this when I saw it.
It’s fittingly called “Fire and Ice” and this 4 ounce batt was prepared by my friends over at the Wooden Spinner. It’s made of merino, mohair, Angelina, Firestar and silk. Here’s a closer shot.
And they threw in a little treat – 1 ounce of soft merino naturally hand-dyed to this lemony yellow using Queen Anne’s Lace dye and aluminum mordant.
Can you get a crush on fiber?
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Yes, you can get a crush on fiber! I have one! 😎 Beautiful!
Well, that makes two of us.
What are Angelina and Firestar? Love the Queen Anne’s lace dyed fiber. I have a ton of QAL growing in my garden, but I just can’t bring myself to cut it to dye with. This tempts me, though…
They’re synthetic fibers that have that shiny, metallic quality.
Of course you can get a crush on fiber, happens to me all the time :). Your spinning is looking great and I love the colors. The batts you bought are great too, can’t wait to see them spun up!
Well then we’re all hooked! It’s so much fun watching the yarn unfold.
Oooh, what gorgeous fiber! I’m totally jealous, hah 😀
I wanted to come by and thank you for the Versatile Blogger Award you nominated me for a while back 🙂 It felt really good to get that, especially from a blogger whose writing I enjoy as much as yours. So thanks! 🙂
You are very welcome. I also like reading and looking at your blog. Thanks for stopping by.
Beautiful colors! Dyeing becomes as much of an addiction as the spinning does! Now you need a drum carder so you can mix colors that way. Then you know you’ve gone over the bend. Have fun with it!
Yes, I’m worried that I will end up raising sheep in my back yard and hiding from the city inspectors.
Love the blues and greens, its so pretty! I like the fire and ice too. I don’t need a crush on anything else, lol.
Glad you liked them. It will be interesting to see the yarn when it’s all spun up and then see how it plays out when knitted.
Of course you can crush on fiber! It’s pretty AND it’s nice to handle, so it’s a double threat! Thanks for your nice comment on my needle felting project. I appreciate your fiber enthusiasm here on your blog.
I have not tried felting yet. I’ve seen some beautiful work, including yours. Thanks for sharing your projects and for stopping by.
As far as crushing on fiber. It MUST be possible. I think I’m in love with Fire and Ice. So gorgeous!!!
I can’t wait to see how it spins up!