Thursday, January 11, 2007

Under the Sea

I finally tried Pippikneesocks' supercoils tutorial, which in hindsight really isn't that different from Pluckyfluff's instructions in her book, and looky what I made! I call it 'Under the Sea' for obvious (I think) reasons. It is destined for one of my spinning swap partners, someone who says she loves blues and greens and funky yarns; I think this hits the mark on all three counts.

Supercoils are really fun. I was intimidated by them, so kept procrastinating making a stab at it, but they are easy-peasy, just like Pippi says in her tutorial. Think I'll go read her slubby yarn tutorial now...

Color Bomb Creations Handspun
46yds., 4.9oz., approx. 5wpi, super-bulky
Wool & mohair blend single spun in supercoils around a nylon beading thread.


  1. Anonymous7:31 PM

    I'm not usually a novelty yarn type person, but I'm totally going to try that now! So cool!

  2. i *only* like novelty yarns... i have so much respect for you folks that have the patience to spin up the skinny stuff so beautifully. thanks!

  3. That looks great! So unique.

  4. Wait a sec. You mean the stuff I made on my first go at the wheel is valid yarn? No way! I feel much better now.

    That's some beautiful stuff. I'd put it in a vase and let it spill out, just to look at it.

  5. heh heh, thanks turtlegirl.

  6. I read that tutorial a while ago and thought, maybe someday...

    So thanks for reminding me about it with your cool yarn!

  7. That is beautiful! I love the colors. Your swap partner will LOVE it!!

  8. The texture and color of the yarn makes me think of imaginary sea worm creatures.... cute ones.

    It really is interesting, the colors are perfect!

  9. wow, thanks for all the nice compliments, all. i think i've gotten more responses on this than anything i've ever done here. guess that bodes well for color bomb... :)

  10. Anonymous5:38 PM

    Your AMAZING talent for spinning really makes me wonder what I can put in a package for you that will delight you! I'm still on the hunt though!

    Secret Pal

  11. oh, exciting news, sp! can't wait! :)

  12. It's gorgeous! I wish I lived closer so you could teach me to spin. ;-)


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