Unfortunately I never made it to this today. However, it gives me one more day to look at this wonderfully soft, airy pile of fluff. Oh well, It will just have to wait until tomorrow.
March 15, 2010
Bamboo is such a beautiful fiber. It always amazes me how it can have such an incredible shine. Although it doesn't have memory like wool , I've made some wonderful pieces with it. Mostly I like using it in scarves or small items like camera, i-pod or cell phone holders. In scarves I like to alternate it in between rows or hold another yarn along side it and knit with both yarns. I have made complete scarves using bamboo but I did use a smaller needle for a tighter stitch.
Here's a pink bamboo which will soon be available in the store. http://www.terrabellaspun.etsy.com/
March 12, 2010
March 11, 2010
Yesterday a bump of bamboo arrived so today I'll be starting to dye some. It soooo beautiful natural, but of course we need color too....So I already got some pots going...bamboo & merino and it's not even 8:30am. Oh yeah I do love an early start!
Ok so here is a photo of some that I dyed last night and they are almost dry & looking lovely...
I've got pots with purple, blue & pink bamboo brewing now along with a multi. Check out the blue...
Here in the other room sits my wheel just waiting for it's next spin!