Sunday, 5 April 2009

All Done! BOTH NOW READY



Heres Mine (Zoe's) Yes later than expected sorry. Had a busy weekend, the hubbys birthday. Anyway I wanted to have definate colours and colour changes. I blended the greens and blues, then the lilac and pink. I then spun part of each giving random colour changes throughout the bobbin. I did the same with the second bobbin and plied them together. So in parts you get greens/pink greens/blues etc. My mystery fibre was....Angelina fibre. I wanted to add a bit add a bit of sparkle to represent the shimmering of the water. I added it to the pale blue. So the sparkle appears in random places throughout the skein. I didn't want to overdo it. So here it is AGAIN.

Its not had a wash yet but it looks like a DK.




Ok, wool is finally here. I'm putting mine up first (Stella) Hoefully Zoe will put hers up shortly. I have spun two variations of Monet as I couldn't make up my mind which way to go after I had blended it. The first is a blue/green - After blending, I held the two rovings together as I spun them to get a more painterly effect. The second is more of a blue with hints of green, the two rovings blended on the carder and then spun. I don't know which I prefer, but the lucky winner can choose the one they like the best. My mystery fibre? I decided that I wanted shots of brighter colours throughout the yarn and I wanted to give it a bit of sheen too. i chose to space dye a few mawata silk hankies with the pink and lavender I had used on the wool (the dyes attach differently to silk) and then chunk them up and lightly blend them in. This gives the flashes of colour I wanted plus adds a bit of texture to the yarn. My Monet is 14 wraps per inch (approx 4 ply weight) and should knit up on size 3mm - 3.5mm needles.

22 comments:

Helen @ The Beading Lady said...

Ooooh ~ those turned out stunning Stella - Well done!

Deneen said...

Oh my-the second pic was exactly what I envisioned-perfect!

ikkinlala said...

They're both really pretty!

jennyflower said...

They are so gorgeous! I love the streak of silky shiney-ness!

insomniacstitches said...

Oh, these turned out beautifully!

S said...

My goodness, they are all stunning!! I think Stella's blue pops out at me most though. Loving the idea of mawata silk hankies through it - I love felting with them!

Great job both of you, and amazing how the same can be so different!

Felt Fusion said...

Ooops. S is me, Shadow/Felt Fusion.

Madam Salami said...

Oh wow, they are both absolutly gorgeous!!
And what different mixes you both came up with.
Beautiful. x

KnitCave said...

Thank you Zoe and Stella, you have both made beautiful yarn. It is also interesting to see how different all 3 skeins look. Monet painted the waterlilies several times and I think you have both captured the colours and play of light. This has been very interesting to watch.

knitwits said...

ohh they are all gorgeous! i'm not sure which i prefer the most! it has been fascinating watching the whole process from start to finish x

amanda said...

what beautiful yarn, inspiring colours just hinting of spring to come and summer just round the corner.
amazing work.
amanda.x.

tollykit said...

Beautiful.

wordlily said...

I love how they're all so different! It's hard to decide which I like best, though. All lovely.

lily said...

I love all of them, Monet is one of my favourite artists.

punkcutie said...

Those are all beautiful! Just the pretty fiber pick-me-up I needed in the middle of the day!

Talia said...

Oh, wow, they are amazingly pretty! I have visions of several lovely things I could make with it!

Tracy O said...

The colors turned out beautiful!

Sally-Pie said...

Really beautiful results both of you. I love the green Stella.

jane said...

I keep leaving comments...........somewhere!! They'll probably all turn up on wrong site!! Anyway, it's gorgeous and I think you are very talented!! JXXXXXXXXXXX

Aleximo said...

The yarn looks amazing! Both are gorgeous, love the added sparkle! xXx

Kim said...

Your yarn is beautiful!!

hennie said...

Ooooh I wopuld love to make sparkly socks. twirling my foot around to see if I like them..
Yes they look great, what's that you say....Oh I have to get the wool and knit them first!!


Seriously Zoe and Stella another fantastic job done.