Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sheepychic "Terra Aquarius"

I was gazing at my very busy drying rack and it struck me. That weird little hank of Dark brown Merino from Sheepychic's Hippy range goes with everything. I couldn't believe my eyes...I mean.. we're all so clever with our dying and colour combinations...but it stunned me that Mother Nature's own coloured fleeces seem to go with..well....everything!! It was hangin' there...in the centre, between a pinkish kool aid dyed 14 micron Merino...(matched it beautifully!) some oranges, some blues, some violets...Matched, matched matched!!
Got me digging out some coloured fleeces, of course,..hehe...I've pulled out a Natural Chocolate Corridale...and also a bag of E.G.M.T.K's divine Merino/Silk blends...in silvers and blues. (Mandie, if you're reading can you leave the name of this blend in the comments..ta) I've got a "thing" for blues and browns at the moment. Using my ol' carder, I ran the Chocolate Corridale and the Blue and silver Merino Blend into two beautifully 'merged, but not stirred' batts, rolled them up into rollags and spun from the top...it was really fun..but a challenge to keep neat. I do go for that rustic look (thank goodness) which worked well. The silk still manages a twinkle here and there in amongst the corridale. I plied the lot over with a neat little blue and silver metallic thread. The result? Sheepychic "Terra Aquarius".
For some reason it was hard to grab a photo which did justice to this yarn. It's so unusual..and just so beautiful.
All the best from Sheepychic bloggings, and thanks for popping in. I'm at the wheel a lot lately so I'm sorry I haven't posted for a couple of weeks. I'll be sure to keep you updated on what's available soon.
Regards, Ruth...xoxo

9 comments:

Mandie said...

You are just too clever - I lovewhat you've done...melded all those fibres. GORGEOUS!
Will double-check the name of the Merino/Silk blend for you tomorrow...my one brain cell is letting me down at the moment!
xoxo

roseys madhouse said...

that look really beautiful, I bet your busy spinning away madly as we are getting cooler weather here already so this is getting into your busiest time lol.

Ruth.... said...

I am, Kathie..I really wish you were nearby. I'd either teach you to spin or force feed you cake and coffee while you keep me company! I swear, spinning is heaps more fun when you're hanging out with someone! Hehe Ruth xoxo

cathirnen said...

Hi, thanks for checking out my blog, thought I'd check out yours. I like what I see. Interesting discovery about "mother natures" colour of yarns - that blue and brown looks very striking! I'm taking notes because I'm hoping to get a spindle for my birthday and expand from knitting.

Merry Munchkin Designs said...

Dude, seriously beautiful! Love it love it love it!!!

Mandie said...

Me again! The Merino/Silk blend that you're referring to is EGMTK! "Rare Air" - if I had waited for the pic to load last night I could've told you then...told you my one lonely brain cell had gone on strike!!
xoxo

Kerry said...

I must admit that I love the blue/brown colours too. You are so talented Ruth keep up the great work!

Serena said...

Hey Ruth, thanks for visiting me over at Moozings - what a cool webring/blog neighbour you are and what fantastic yarns, they're gorgeous! I'll certainly keep an eye on your site and shop for the future creations, hopefully I'm fast enough to nab one!

Kuka said...

ooh sooo pretty!!!
I love blues and browns too - brown is brilliant for matching with everything! =)

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