Yarn – Chocolate swirl


I seldom have the opportunity to just play around while spinning. Experimentation is a risk when your fiber source is finite and you have orders to fill. Which is why the gift of a few ounces of sample roving went far towards endearing Andrew, who runs our fiber processing mill, with me.

I really enjoyed spinning this fun tricolor roving. It felt kind of like spinning a marled yarn. I carefully drafted, or pulled, a small amount of fiber in each of the three colors into the yarn at once. It’s very easy to spin back and forth across the end of the roving, which would result in a single strand that changed color, instead of one that had all three colors all the time.

Is that a penguin?

Does that make sense? It’s hard to explain.

Anyway, I think I could do better with practice, but I like the end result well enough. We’ll see what Andrew thinks.

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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4 Responses to Yarn – Chocolate swirl

  1. Patty says:

    I think this marbled effect is beautiful! And you know how much I love all the colors involved 🙂

  2. starproms says:

    I think it works really well. I love a marbled look. I especially like the brown one but they are both beautiful.

    • Thanks! It’s fun to just spin, every now and then. Believe it or not, they are all the same yarn. I can never decide whether to take photos with the flash on or off, so I often include both.

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