This conversation made me realize I had not spun for a very long time with a project in mind. The last couple of years I've spun with the intent to sell the finished yarn and during the Tour de Fleece, I devoted my time to learning to spin art yarns.
So this week I went through my patterns and found, Stripe Your Fancy by Alexandra Tinsley. I love the look of this shawl and thought it would knit up well in hand spun. In August, I purchased a Patrick Green Big Batt carder so I decided I might just as well mix up my own blend as well.
This batt is a mixture of suri, merino, silk and white angelina in colors of brown, beige, white, pink, purple, mauve and eggplant.
Once I had this done, I decided to card a companion batt using more pink tones of fiber as well as lots angelina in pink, purple and dusty mauve for additional bling bling.
My plan is to spin the two into seperate singles and then ply them together.
I started spinning on Wednesday and tonight several of us are meeting for dinner and a night filled with laughter and spinning fun.
Thanks for stopping by......Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!