Monday, May 3, 2010

Our Idaho adventure and Posy Toes spinning

We returned home last weekend and had a ton of stuff waiting for us--unpacking, washing laundry, mowing the overgrown lawn, making more arrangements for FIL to move in, etc, etc. I took a good number of photos for artistic inspiration and hope to have a new line of fiber batts based on the hot springs, geyser pools, and lichens that abound in Idaho. For a relatively dry state, I'm amazed at the amount of color that nature manages to squeeze out of the environment. Here's a teaser:

Work progresses on the Posy Toes Caladium batts. I've got almost a full bobbin.

I usually spin half the fiber on one bobbin, half on another bobbin, and ply them against themselves. I'm still trying to decide if I want a 2-ply like the others or if I want to Navaho-ply these to preserve the color gradations because I like them so much. Making a 3-ply would mean changing the sock knitting pattern as the yarn will be considerably thicker. We'll see.......


Doris Sturm said...

I'm glad to see you back. I was thinking about you the other day and was hoping you're ok. I love exploring other places and see what grows there. This worls is really a very interesting and versatile place. Too bad about that huge oil spill - I think it will leave much damage to animals and vegetation - very, very sad!

Your yarn looks pretty. I love the colors. That's all I can say because, as you know, I know nothing about spinning.

Welcome back and have a great week!
Doris :-)

FeltersJourney said...

Gorgeous pic of the lichens - wonderful colours! I love the graduation of colours in your yarn too...think Id navaho it myself, it would look fab.