06 January 2014

Put Me In Coach~ guest blogger Andee

I was very excited to see that the Spire was chosen for this KAL. Not only am I obsessed with all things Brooklyn Tweed I was also looking for a project that I could try out a gradient/progressive/fading, whatever you want to call it, yarn.  I knew this project would be perfect for just that. Now the trick was to find the yarn.

I have been searching for a gradient yarn for a while. I have seen some yarn that had a gradient to it, but I wasn't fond of the colors or I have found it and the price was way too high. So I gave up the search and decided to make the yarn myself.  This KAL was the perfect excuse.  I had the roving dyed by Spunky Eclectic and it arrived in the mail today! I almost busted down the door to get to the mailbox when I finally saw the mail man.

It is strange to order fiber that I have never seen and was custom dyed for me. It isn't like I can just return it. Also since this project takes 1600 yards I better like it because I'll be working with it for a while.

I was so relieved when I opened the package to find this!!!!

It is Panda-

This is the description of the fiber from Spunky Eclectic's website.
~Panda Combed Top - Panda is a gorgeous blend of Superwash Merino (60%), Bamboo Viscose (30%) and Nylon (10%). It's got all the strength and durability to be a long wearing pair of socks with all the lusciousness to be much much more.

Progression Dyed ~

In my opinion the fiber is Heavenly. It is so shiny and smooth I couldn't be happier with it. I can't wait to start knitting with it. But first I have to spin it all to make sure I'll have enough!

Can you see the slow gradient of the yarn?!

I am so happy to finally get to work on this project with such a great group or people!

Happy Knitting
on Ravelry as AndeeKF


  1. nothing like a little John Fogerty to end the evening ~ you already know how I feel about this whole process, Andee, the spinning and fiber and colors and the gradient idea.....

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and ♥ !!!!!

    we're not worthy, we're not worthy :)

    1. I really hope I'll have enough yarn. I can't wait to start knitting!

  2. Andee, it's a home run! Wow!

    Now that I've sopped up the drool off he floor... because of your colors of your HAND SPUN yarn!

    I have dreamt of yarn like that!

    Your spinning looks gorgeous!

    I couldn't be more excited, I will live through your Spire process.

    You might be the MVP~

    1. I am so pleased with the fiber. I wasn't sure about spinning nylon or bamboo. It was my first time spinning the two fibers, but I am very happy with how it is coming out.

  3. It is stunning! I can't wait to see how it looks knit up!!!

  4. I wish I could wrap my mind around this process. I am officially lazy and without imagination. YOU are amazing, Andee and I can't wait to see the outcome of this project. Enjoy!