Liralen Li (liralen) wrote,
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Red Rocks Yarn


Red Rocks Yarn
Originally uploaded by Liralen Li.
So this is the yarn that I was happily obsessing over spinning just before the trip to Colorado Springs. I loved the colors and how it worked with what I saw at the Garden of the Gods. Now all I have to do is knit it. *grin* I think the color changes will be nice and abrupt and I'll get rows of each color before it changes. We'll see. But it's the "Great Balls of Fire" superwash merino from Crown Mountain Farms, which is fairly inexpensive for a hand dyed fiber. And it's a joy to spin.

The best part of it is that the colors are *not* mechanically created, and do not repeat the way they do on other dyed roving, so while the colorways are consistant, the color order is completely unique to each skein of wool. Yum. I love that kind of randomness, as it's so hard to find in commercial yarns and is only producable in a handspun from a hand painted roving or handpainted yarn. Most handpainted yarns run in the tens of dollars per ounce, so I'm very happy to get half a pound of this for just fifteen dollars.
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