Yarn Paradise

This week I don't have any completed knit or crochet project to show you (but don't worry - there will be some in the near future), but I do have more yarn. On Friday I made a trip up to Spokane and of course had to stop at Paradise Fibers! I got to try out their new spinning wheel that isn't even for sale yet. It looks like it will be a pretty awesome wheel when it is ready to go. Of course it just wouldn't have been right to leave the store without buying something, so I got a new addition to my fiber collection: 

I love these colors and it's superwash which means that whatever I make out of it can go in the washer and dryer without felting.

When my husband went to Alaska last month he picked up some hand-dyed roving for me to spin. (What a great husband!) It was beautiful shades of blue, green and purple. I got it spun, but am still not sure what to make out of it. Here are before and after pictures for you:


The pictures don't do the colors justice, but this is probably my favorite yarn that I have made because I love the colors so much. It is 100% merino and very soft.

Last but not least, remember this roving?

It is the Masham wool that I got as part of my Fiber of the Month Club.  This was a really easy and fun fiber to spin. As usual I spun it into singles first:

Then used the Navajo plying method that I discussed in a previous post. This made a nice sturdy 3-ply yarn:

I love how this yarn turned out. It has now been washed and is drying outside. I have exciting plans for this yarn, so this will not be the last you will see of it.