I was staring into my vast stash, trying to figure out what my next spin should be, so I enlisted the help of my daughter.   It was no surprise, to anyone who knows her, that she picked a bright fuchsia braid.   It was the November 2014 Sweet Georgia Fibre Club, colourway “Bougainvillea”, inspired by tropical flowers in Hawaii.

“Bougainvillea”, 100% BFL (blue faced leicester) on the bobbin

The colour was so hard to capture with a camera, but I had plenty of opportunity to try since I had two braids this lovely and vibrant wool.

One bobbin down, one to go


Using a filter to try to capture the colour accurately.  It’s close but not quite there.
397m (430yds) before washing

I also had some time to play with my drumcarder one evening.   I had taken a beautiful sunrise photo in January while dropping my daughter off at school.   And I created this lovely batt inspired by that photo.

The next project I started was the April colourway from Northbound Knitting fiber club , a lovely complimenting two braids of BFL/silk, “Twilight” and “Moonlight”.
Moonlight on the bobbin

And then:

Twilight on the bobbin

Last Friday, I was leaving to go to my weekend of classes at Olds College Fibre Week .   Both bobbins were still full, so I spent the evening in my hotel room plying them.    Here was the result.

Twilight/Moonlight plied together.  BFL/Silk
465m (508yds) before setting twist

I loved the white desk chair for taking this photo, and it may have inspired me to try to create a photo box for taking fibre pictures.   Yet another project to add to the to do list.   After it was plied, I washed it, set the twist and then hung it in the shower.   I’m sure there’s no other time of year hotel staff find yarn hanging all over their rooms.

My next post will be all about the really incredible classes I took at fibre week.  Until then.