Friday, October 13, 2006

Friday is for Fiber!

Interlacements Wool Roving (that I bought at Taos Wool Festival, of course!).


In the New Mexico morning sun. I love the morning and evening sun here. So clear and golden. Warm even when it's cold.


Since I got good feedback about using Flickr, and I like it, I'm going to keep using it. Much faster. Little pics that download on the blog easier, but you can click on for more detail...


Color 403.


8 oz of color. This is the only dyed fiber I bought at Taos. Everything else is natural; natural hues of chocolate, coffee, cream and tea.


And since it's Friday the 13th, a little fun....what is this (the one below) fiber you see? Guess correctly* and you'll be put into a fun little drawing for a skein of handspun!


*Due to previous disscussion with TurtleGirl about said fiber, no consulting with the Turtle. But, do make sure you check out this post about the generosity of Knitties!

Happy Friday!


At 8:33 AM, Blogger Bezzie said...

Very nice. I love roving braids.

I'll guess that the fiber is hay.

At 9:23 AM, Blogger Heather said...


No clue as to the fiber? Soy?

At 9:23 AM, Blogger Zonda said...

Lovely roving braids!!

At first I thought, invisible fiber cause that looks like grass/hay or something, since where you live it can't be pine straw??? hmmmm wonder what it is? :)

At 9:40 AM, Blogger Trillian42 said...

Not a CLUE what the mystery fiber is, but I love the colors in that roving!!!

At 9:48 AM, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Damn. Guess I can't win then either. If no one else guesses right does that mean I win?! ;)

At 9:56 AM, Anonymous rose said...

Love the colorful roving.

Are you Rumplestiltskin now, spinning straw into gold? ;)

My guess for the fiber is flax/linen, or nettle. And I know that's 2 guesses.

At 10:05 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

Oh yes, if no one guesses right, then all including Turtle go into the pot for the drawing!

At 10:28 AM, Blogger stringthing said...

Flax? no too short. I might have to agree with heather on soy. if it is wool it is soo nasty.

my vote is flax though

At 10:54 AM, Anonymous Bobbi said...

Gorgeous! I'm gonna guess that it's bamboo

At 11:04 AM, Blogger Ceallach said...

Um Yeah, that there is a road applie, and I am guessing that since you are in AZ, where it gets hot, that the actual feed in that there road applie is probably oat hay with a bit of Alfalfa thrown in cause it's getting on into winter and the critters need the heat, don'ya'know.

Great roving by the way.....did you get a packie, too?

At 12:10 PM, Blogger sgeddes said...

The roving is beutiful! I have no idea what the fiber is...but I'll guess it's corn fiber

At 1:50 PM, Blogger spinndiva said...

ooooh Taos booty!!!! yayyyyyy I love it!
I won't guess , since I won last time...good luck to everyone else though!!!

At 2:08 PM, Blogger Magatha said...

Love the Taos score roving braid!

The mystery fiber: Is it Yucca?

At 2:45 PM, Blogger Abigale said...

I'm wondering if it might be the little plant that's growing out of some wood shavings? A fiber plant? Maybe did you plant cotton?? Hemp? Ok - that's kind of two guesses, but the main thing is that I'm wondering about the sprouting thing coming out of the wood chips.

Love the fiber too! Pretty - will be much fun to spin, can't wait to see pics of it!

Have fun!


At 3:07 PM, Blogger String Bean said...

As a girl who's been around farms all her life, I'm going to say hay.

At 5:55 PM, Anonymous Jenny Lamb said...

Is it a knitting needle-in-a-hay-stack!

At 9:06 PM, Blogger mikomiao said...

that roving is just gorgeous. and the mystery fiber looks like hay to me!

At 9:16 PM, Blogger OldLadyPenPal said...

Um... hemp? Hemp or poop, those are my guesses. And if the creature from whence this poop sprang had a high fiber diet, then it tands to reason that you call that stuff "fiber."

At 2:04 AM, Blogger peri said...

Beautiful colours on that fluff.

Hmmmm I don't why but that fibre reminds me of coconut matting -I'm sure it isn't but that's what it looks similar to.

At 5:52 AM, Blogger Magatha said...

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At 7:44 AM, Blogger Theresa said...

The fiber is MULCH. And those colors are to die for.

At 10:10 AM, Blogger Carolyn said...

Love the colours of the roving. And the fibre looks suspiciously like our goats' bedding.

Though I'm sure it's not...... ;)


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