Sunday, March 10, 2019

Feeding My Color Cravings

I am so ready for spring, especially after the last week of winter we've just had. This weekend the temperatures have thawed a bit, and there are lots of spring flowers starting to poke up out of the ground, but we still don't have any color in the form of the buds themselves. So I'm curing that yen for color with my spinning.

I started this spin last weekend, but I've made some progress since you saw it last. My day off on Friday provided me with bonus spinning time, so I finished all the blue singles:

And as you might be able to guess from the fiber under the bobbin, I have started the singles from the pink/orange/gold gradient and have just started getting into the orange section:

These bright colors are really cheering me up. I'm really looking forward to finishing up this spin and (I hope) knitting up a super cheerful two-color shawl.

Later today I'm planning to split up my fiber for my Southern Cross Fibre combo spin. I ended up posting the photo I shared last Sunday on one of the spinning boards on Ravelry to get some outside feedback. A number of people expressed the same kind of doubt over the blue/green selection (and an equal number didn't like all the purple, which surprised me), but I think I've decided to go with my gut and stick with the colorways I picked out. I think that if I properly mix up all the colorways, no one color is going to dominate. I think the finished spin will be a combination of blue and purple with a pop of green, gray, and pink here and there. As much as I love all these colorways, spinning them separately is just going to give me a bunch of single skeins that I'll likely never use; I'd much rather combine all these colors that I love and end up with a larger quantity that I can actually use for a garment. If it doesn't work out, I have only myself to blame.


  1. oooh, that pink/orange gradient is gorgeous! and yay for having a plan for your combo spin. you know I can't wait to see how it spins (and then knits) up!

  2. Your spinning always is inspiring. And, I confess - I am in agreement with you - the purple absolutelly works - I think your combo spin plant is a good one. Stay the course!!

  3. That blue is my favorite color of all and it's lovely to see other bright and cheerful colors. Opinions on ravelry may or may not be helpful, but you know your spinning and knitting best, so bravo for going with your gut. I hope you spin yarn hat you love!

  4. I agree with Bonny - listen to your gut!