Sunday, February 24, 2013

Crewel World

After two years in the Crown Mountain Farms fiber club, I decided to take a different path for 2013. I got into the Bee Mice Elf fiber club after being on the waiting list and decided to give it a try. This club lasts six months and has three shipments. The first arrived early this month and I was in love with it from the start.

This shipment was Polwarth, my absolute favorite fiber to spin, in a colorway called Crewel World. Rather than going for the obvious and doing a chain ply to keep the color progression distinct, I decided to split the fiber in half and spin a fractal -- so I split the top in half vertically and then split one of the halves in half again. The effect is then that both plies move through the colors in the same order but one of the two moves through the sequence twice and the other moves through it once.

The finished yarn is a little toned down compared to the fiber, but it's just as beautiful.

It's about DK weight and just shy of 200 yards.

As usual, I have no immediate plans for this skein other than to admire it. And I'm okay with that!


  1. it's beautiful! some skeins of handspun are so pretty it's as if knitting them would ruin them.... (that's my problem in any case :P)

  2. I love the name of that club so much. And so charmed by that fiber...

  3. Wow!! Gorgeous!!! I never would have thought that the finished yarn would have been so toned down. I think that one thing I love about spinning...I can never visualize how the yarn is going to turn out. It's so fun to see the finished product =D

  4. What beautiful yarn! It's a work of art in and of itself, so there's nothing wrong with just admiring it. And who knows? Maybe someday it will decided to become something knitted. Or it might just be content to remain beautiful yarn forever.