Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hollyhock batts


I finally did some blending on the carder. This hollyhock was the inspiration.
This is what I ended up with.

It is plum/pink and yellow alpaca (Peach Boy) blended with some pinky merino/silk laps. The laps had some small bits, so this will probably create a slubby yarn due to the neps. However, it is heavenly soft, and the silk lends a nice sheen. Six batts totalling 4.8 ounces.

We're under another winter storm watch, so this little bit of spring helps. This will go up for sale on Ravelry or the Etsy shop eventually. I have another "hollyhock" colorway I am working on, it might go together. (I apologize if this sounds like a big commercial, I hate that!)

Mom still isn't sleeping. My sister is coming over on Saturday so I can go to my spinning group. I'll probably just want to sleep!

Mom cracks me up sometimes with what she "hears" me say. Last night I said "Really?" and she said, "Millie? Who's Millie?" It just struck me as funny. Maybe I need a nap.

6 comments:

Cindy said...

Beautiful batts. As for the nap, yup, you need one, but yes, your Mom is funny, too. My mother is very hard of hearing, so we do those Abbott/Costello routines all the time.

Olga said...

Pie? I'd love some pie....
anyhow, I love hollyhocks too. I once told a guy friend I wanted to have a garden of hollyhocks and he was disgusted,"Why? They just look like weeds!" What a thrall.
You might want to look into getting a mattress warming pad, I use that instead of the electric blanet.

rilera said...

I love the Hollyhock color! It's gorgeous.

Joanne D. Kiggins said...

What a beautiful color, Annie. I love it. Hope Mom sleeps for you and you get some well-needed rest, too. ((HUGS))

Robin said...

Beautiful..I LOVE it!! Hollyhocks & Pansies were my Granny's favorite flowers!
Hope you can find some rest soon...

Breezy said...

Gorgeous colors in those batts, and I bet they're heavenly to spin! Let me know when you post them for sale ;)