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.
|Moonlight on the bobbin|
|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.