Great Balls of Fiber

Great Balls of FiberOn the 18th The Weaving Works had another drop-in spinning night that was well attended despite the pending holiday. Shirley mentioned that spinning is getting so popular that she’s had to add another beginning spinning class to the Fall schedule. That’s amazing considering just a couple of years ago they had trouble filling even one class.

This time I brought along some fiber that I picked up at the NWRSA Conference that I attended this summer. It caught my eye because it resembles the blended fibers that Deb Menz makes.

I don’t have any immediate knitting plans for this one. Perhaps someday it will turn into socks since the fiber is superwash colonial. Here’s a closer view of a swatch in stockinette stitch on size 3.5mm needles.

While surfing knitting sites this afternoon I ran across this Fair Isle sampler project called Onslow’s Vest on A Time to Knit. I suppose it was inspired by Onslow on the BBC show, “Keeping Up Appearances”. Doesn’t the yarn that I’m spinning almost look like the yarn used to make this sampler? At least I think so.

Fiber Details
Name: Great Balls of Fiber by Sarah Anderson of Snohomish WA
Fiber: Superwash Colonial
Color: Winter Spirit
Source: NWRSA Conference 2005
Weight: 5.6 ounces

6 thoughts on “Great Balls of Fiber

  1. Oh my, I’m absolutely in love with how that spins up!!! Great colors and is stunning. I take it that she doesn’t have a website(that I can find) so I guess I’ll have to look for her at some festivals.


  2. Hello Shelley,
    I checked before posting this entry but couldn’t find a website. I do however have her telephone number and can send it to you.
    I think at this point she only does local festivals.


  3. that swatch is beautiful – as is the yarn, my it looks perfect. but, and this is a sign i’ve definitely gone over to the ‘spinning side’, the roving is what makes me catch my breath. it’s gorgeous!


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