Sunday, February 4, 2007

Spin To Knit Swap

While I was away at Madrona, my Spin To Knit swap pal mailed me a lovely surprise:

Inside was a the most beautiful, textured skein of yarn (I had told my swap pal that I loved textured yarns since I spin pretty boring, plain yarn myself). Here it is below at its 'super yarn model' photo shoot.

Inside, flash required unfortunately.
(Have I mentioned it’s a bit grey this time of year in the PNW?)

Outside in full sun.
(I know, I was shocked too. Sun? In January? But don’t worry, it didn’t last long)

I'm ready for my closeup!

My lame photos don’t do the colors justice. I really need a bright overcast day to get a good natural light photo that doesn’t wash out the colors. But again, this is the PNW. In winter. So grey indoor light with flash or outdoors with weak sunshine is as good as it gets until sometime in Spring. Or perhaps Summer (in a really bad year…).

I’m not sure what I will do with the yarn yet. It has to be something worthy of the yarn. For now, I believe it will be enjoyed for its handspun beauty alone!

Acolytes at the shrine of the handspun


vanessa said...

you fail to mention that your plain boring handspun is perfection.

Angela said...

I love the handspun acolytes.

I don't think I could spin that skein, but it's lots of fun.