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.