Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Embracing Grey



Looking at my spinning queue, I see a lot of grey to match the February days....seemingly dull, and yet full of depth and subtle variation....




Icelandic 3 ply rug yarn, 4 oz.

Wensleydale that I am flick carding to spin for warp. Warp, you say? Trilooms warp themselves, don't they? Hmmm.....well, I have something to show you tomorrow.

Merino-silk on the spindle for the next triloom shawl.

I switched fiber clubs for the new year, to Susan's Spinning Bunny. This month natural silver baby alpaca came with silver thread to ply it with.....I think that will be a perfect opportunity to make a beaded yarn, with tiny silver glass beads that sparkle like ice crystals....I'll use this yarn to join my snowflake motifs together into.....something. A scarf, maybe?

Well, I am enjoying my grey, the depth of the natural color of the fibers....but I am still scheduling a dye day for Friday....What is grey for, if not making the most of other colors?

4 comments:

Carissa said...

Those greys look wonderful! It is my favorite natural shade, it has so many different variations! The silver beaded alpaca sounds dreamy!

simplydivinefibers said...

When I first started spinning I thought Grey was a boring color, than I started using it with other colors. It is now my favorite natural color to work with.

cyndy said...

The greys are wonderful...so many different tones....

hope to see the warp soon!

Theresa said...

How fun to be in a fiber club. I have never plied with anything but wool, I think it will be neat to see what it is like with the bead and great with the snowflakes. I love all the natural grays - actually my favorite!