Instant Gratification

January 6, 2008 at 9:40 pm Leave a comment

I was the lucky recipient of a gift certificate to NW Handspun Yarns for this Christmas, and while I’ve been attempting to exercise restraint and save it for when I have a little more project-focus, I gave in a little bit on Friday and treated myself to some Instant Gratification fiber.

Merino-Silk Eye Candy

Isn’t that just scrumptious? It’s a merino-silk blend. I just love the colors and the sheen.

I don’t really have the means of blending fibers like that with my current tools- so I figure, this time, I’ll let someone else do the prep work. I’m not quite sure what I want to do with it yet, so I just spun and plied up a little sample:

Merino-Silk SkeinletMerino_Silk Sample2

Isn’t it adorable? It’s navajo-plied, and so soft and bouncy.

A little spendy at $3.50 an ounce, but nice for a special treat. I think I’ll try to match it with something else in the stash and use it as a “specimen yarn” much like you’d use a fancy variety of plant as a focal point in a gardening project. That way the almost-6 ounces will go a bit further.

I’m still awaiting the arrival of my Indigo Hound Viking Combs.

As soon as they arrive, I’ll be making some serious headway into some newly washed Lincoln wool that’s been sitting around for some time, and some newly acquired Romney that has some veggie issues. Stay tuned!


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