I am taking a break from lace knitting and writing about a short series of Unspun projects made custom skeins for a few friends who are being so kind to test-knit my present lace design in progress, and otherwise helping me through a rather wobbly time. A few days to make a few nice fat skeins of Unspun fine lace-weight yarn to send off and hoping doing so will temper my erratic mood with a focus of gratitude. Gratitude cures all. So that’s me, now, getting ready to lose myself deconstructing yards upon yards, unwinding and splicing and winding again. The yarn has just arrived, and I will be the mistress of Unspun for a few days!
Unspun #1: Deconstructed by hand using this method from Wool Of The Andes Sport in the color of Midnight Heather . This Peruvian Highland yarn is made from the fleeces of corriedale/merino cross sheep, and the fine spinning of the four plies are just coarse enough to be strong to withstand deconstruction, and once it is set into singles, the loft from the fine texture of a bit of merino will be wonderful. Knit Picks describes the color…
- Midnight Heather is an intense dark blue color with black undertones. Reminiscent of the dark night sky, Midnight Heather intrigues us with the flecks of blues and blue greens that add visual interest to this usually rich color.
All of this ultra fine yarn I am undertaking makes me think of the weathered & windswept Shetland Isles where fine lace knitting became world renown. It is my keenest passion at present to explore creating yarn that can be knit into such similar fine lace, and in a colossal palette of colors. I will leave you with the short film that was my first inspiration, and which began my quirky obsession making Unspun over two years ago .
Next, I’ll post the finished skeins!
But until then enjoy Shetland Fine Lace, and remember …
” Its only Knitting ! “