Monday, 27 February 2012

Handspun : Raking Leaves


"Raking Leaves" from Woolen Mill St Yarns, 100% Superfine Merino. Fingering weight, 2 ply, first skein 183yds/53g, second skein 251yds/57g.



I absolutely loved to spin this fiber. First the colors are gorgeous. Muted blues, browns and gold among snow whites. Second, it was my first time spinning merino. It's so soft, cushy, lofty and bouncy! No wonder merino is a luxury fiber!



Now, what to do with those two beauties... any suggestions?

20 comments:

Megan said...

WOW, those are gorgeous!

Ariane Caron-Lacoste said...

Thanks! I can't wait to find the perfect pattern and knit them!

Audry said...

Maybe a shawl? Or wrap? 100% merino won't hold up well in a pair of socks.

Ellemme said...

J'adore les 2 ply filées à la main.. je n'étais pas sûre que ce soit toi qui les ai filées, au début en te lisant : les deux pelotes sont superbes, magnifiques.. félicitations! :) 

Sherri said...

That yarn is absolutely gorgeous!!!  I love those colors!  I just might have to spin some merino myself!!

Erin Kate said...

The name is so appropriate! I love the unexpected bit of white, unbelievably pretty! I can't wait to see what you make out of it!

Ariane Caron-Lacoste said...

Yeah that's what I was thinking. I didn't find any shawl pattern that I like enough though...

Ariane Caron-Lacoste said...

Merci! Je suis assez contente de mon "plying": il est léger et assez régulier!

Ariane Caron-Lacoste said...

Thanks!! I love love love my two skeins and merino is definitively a fiber I will spin again!

Ariane Caron-Lacoste said...

I think that Christina from Woolen Mill really choose the name well! I fell in love with that colorway the moment I saw it!

Audry said...

Maybe you need to design one!

Ariane Caron-Lacoste said...

I'm currently thinking about it... something with lots of stockinette to show the yarn and a great detail... *scribbling and sketching*

Chantal Boucher said...

Pas assez pour un mini cardi n'est-ce pas? Je ne sais trop, mais la couleur est magnifique! Tu es pas mal bonne avec ton filage! Tu m'impressionnes!

Anahuron said...

Beautiful! How about a Bea Schmidt design? I love the Maluka...making one now.

Maryse said...

Vraiment magnifique! Je n'ai pas de suggestions précises, mais je ne doute pas qu'elles se transformeront en une merveille! Elles vont bien avec ton fond d'écran aussi!

Ariane Caron-Lacoste said...

Je ne suis pas trop forte sur les mini cardi. Je pense que je vais m'enligner pour un châle!

Ariane Caron-Lacoste said...

Oh that's a amazing pattern! I could really be the one!

Elise said...

magnifique ! ca me donnerait presque envie de débuter le filage :)

Ariane Caron-Lacoste said...

Merci! Tu devrais t'y mettre: c'est complètement addictif! C'est un peu difficile au début, mais une fois que tu te fais la main, ça vient tout seul!

Lesley said...

As always, love your blog!

I gave you a shout out on mine: http://byporchlight.blogspot.com

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