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18. April 2011 08:24
by Jobo

Yarn Candy Monday: Persimmon Seasilk Merino Blend

18. April 2011 08:24 by Jobo | 3 Comments


persimmon seasilk wool handspun

The Persimmon Seasilk yarn is completed.... washed, balled, and ready to go now.  I love the oranges and reds that came out of it.

The fiber was a braid of Waterloo Wools - Seasilk / Merino Blend, in many shades of orange and red... colors that I love, but don't tend to gravitate towards in the same ways as my earth tones of blue, green, and brown.  The fiber itself was a delight to spin, and was fun as a travel spinning project.  I used my Golding Dragonfly spindle, spun from the fold one little tuft at a time from one end of the braid to the other, most of the work done on my lunch breaks or coffee breaks.  A few minutes here and there really adds up!

I didn't measure the entiretly of the yardage, but am estimating that I have around 700 yards of medium Laceweight, with some slightly fluctuating thick and thin spots.

This is destined to become a semicircular shawl - Vernal Equinox!  I've cast on, but only just barely.

More pics to come :)


persimmon seasilk wool handspun ball

I can't wait to see how this will stripe up and see how the colors will arrange themselves!

Comments (3) -

I love reds and oranges! Had a red living room in my last house and now have a red kitchen. Very pretty yarn, can't wait to see the progress on the shawl.

I LOVE Persimmon! And the Seasilk blend - have more of each on order! I did just get in two skeins of Persimmon in mill spun sportweight BFL that should turn into something luvverly. Whether I'll manage to part with it or keep it to use myself remains to be seen. Smile

Love, love, love it!  I think this is my far.

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