Purple Queen

I seem to recall hearing silk referred to as the queen of fibers. If that’s the case, I heartily agree. I’m getting more and more in love with silk. The way it drafts, the way it shines, the way it swirls into a colorful rush of beauty . . . and that sounds like some really weird love song. But, I have proof that it swirls into a colorful rush of beauty! See?

Silk Swirl

Silk Swirl

There were only two ounces of this silk, so I decided to two-ply it to make it stretch a little farther. Since it’s my first yarn out of 100% silk, I kind of wanted there to be enough for a scarf or something. I still don’t know exactly how many yards there are.

The Final Skein

The Final Skein

When I spun it, blue dye came out and got all over my hands. I’m hoping that when I steam-set the yarn, it will set the extra dye as well as the twist. Supposedly my usual method of dunking the yarn in a pot of hot water might dull the silky shine—and according to some people steam is better—so I’m giving it a try.

4 Responses to Purple Queen
  1. Mama Mentor
    November 27, 2008 | 11:28 pm

    That is lovely! I love the feel and the look of silk.

  2. Mama Mentor
    November 28, 2008 | 12:50 am

    Also, I couldn’t resist sending you this link:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16100334

    because it’s just so cool.

  3. Sarah
    November 28, 2008 | 9:52 am

    Ooh! How pretty!!!

  4. Rebekah
    November 28, 2008 | 11:23 am

    Wow! Thanks for the link. That Lazy Kate is beautiful. (And definitely cool.) Now, if it would just go on sale. . .

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