Thursday, May 31, 2007

Contentment

The singles from the Ashland Bay top are coming along.


A closer look:


It took me a bit to get into the groove with this. I think as a newbie spinner, I have to learn how to get along with each new fiber I try. What I think I already know doesn't necessarily apply. Yesterday evening I felt like I was taking this beautiful fiber and wrecking it. Today, I feel like I'm making yarn. Practice is good.

And a few images from the garden...

Irises



Peonies


Chives

20 comments:

Rebel said...

I have garden envy! Those are some beautiful flowers, is the purple clover? And the irises, oh the irisis!!! Wonderful - Zuma

YarnThrower said...

Your yarn looks great! Is it coming out at the weight you were hoping for? Makes me want to learn how....though, I really can't afford the time or expense right now.....

Trillian42 said...

That is spinning up beautifully! I love the depth of color!

Elizabeth said...

Yarnthrower, I'm not sure yet. I'm working on making it thicker than comes naturally to me at this point. I find it harder to stay consistent at a slightly thicker weight. I'll let you know when I get some plied how well I succeeded with my goal.

cpurl17 said...

How long have you been spinning? I just learned a few weeks ago and hope I can get as consistent as you soon! (I guess actually buying a wheel would help--I have to give the shop their wheel back soon)

Bezzie said...

Woah, I love getting behind in my blog reading. I almost posted "can't wait to see the Ashton spun up!" But I didn't have to. Sweet!
So those are peonies. I saw some this weekend and MIL thought that's what they were. Guess she was right!

Kim said...

Those peonies are gorgeous! Now I can have midwestern spring by proxy. If I could find peonies that could survive in Florida, I'd be one happy canmper.

Zonda said...

Beautiful handspun and flowers!!

Guro said...

The irises and the yarn match (at least on my monitor)! Very pretty! If my mom was not visiting, and I was not teaching her to knit ballband washcloths, I would be spinning tonight, because I want to get as good as you!

MollyBeees said...

Oooo! The spinning is coming along beautifully! Gorgous colors. Your flowers are lovely too. My irises didn't come up this year but my peonies are amazing!

Ruinwen said...

I love the varriants of colors in your yarn...and it shines so pretty...just lovely! :)

Batty said...

The spinning is beautiful! I love the color. That blue has amazing depth to it. And those flowers...
I've killed spider plants, so I can't ever get close to that kind of perfection.

Marina said...

You could have fooled me! The handspun looks gorgeous! And so even.

Laura said...

Oh I love peonies! Yet another flower that can't grow down here. I think we have to move back north.

Terby said...

I love that blue.

I miss irises. They don't grow here, but hopefully I'll have some lilies next year to make up for it.

tristitia said...

That wool has a beautiful sheen and is spinning up so nicely!

Magatha said...

Gorgeous spin, (the wood spindle looks pretty nice too. we're always noticing wood grain in this house!)
The flowers don't even look real to this desert rat. Amazing. How can you not 'waste' hours and hours just sitting and staring at them? :-)

Lynn said...

Gorgeous spinning. Gorgeous flowers. That iris photo made me go out this morning and buy some Siberian irises for me!

Linnea said...

What a lovely garden! And, your yarn looks divine. I love Ashland Bay - made my first "real" yarn with it!

jen said...

thanks for the comment & compliment. hopefully the roving will turn out to be good yarn. i can spin, but my plying isn't as great. hopefully it's gotten better.