Friday, January 20, 2012

Love Buzz!


I'm calling this skein of art yarn, LoveBuzz. Ahhh, remember how completely blissed out you become when you first fall in love? Like there's this cushion of happiness between you and the world, and even the meanest of meanies can't steal your bliss! (No wonder they say Love Wins!) All the color and texture in this yarn definitely make me and my eyes happily blissed out! I carded up a juicy batt with an interesting color palette, added in some locks, and then spun in some lengths of sari silk ribbon. It was a great surprise when I took it off the bobbin, it really came to life!

(I should have put something in for size comparison, these are a little longer than two quarters side by side and at the chubbiest it's big enough to hide a dime.)
I've been working on my Cocoon art yarn technique this week too.(ETA-I realize I left out the description of the cocoon technique, which is drafting fiber around a core yarn at a 90 degree angle, much like core spinning except the fiber is concentrated in one spot to create a cocoon like element fixed onto/around your yarn.) My plan was to be consistent with my size and spacing, that's coming right along, but I also need to work faster so I don't over spin my yarn. That's the fun of the art yarns and spinning in general, there's always something to work on and perfect.


I was also able to scour some fleece and get it dyed this week. We've had the typical Michigan weather, one day it's like spring, the next, freezing cold. I was able to spend a little time enjoying the great outdoors during some of those spring like days.

I hope you gave yourself some time this week to follow your creative muse.
Blessings Friends!
Melissa

15 comments:

  1. oooh, I LOVE how the color pops with all the texture. Your coils are beautiful. I am working on that right now and sort of getting it. I am going to step away from my Alpaca and work with some work while learning...that may help. Who knows...wine might work better ;-)

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  2. I realize I left out the description of the cocoon technique, which is drafting fiber around a core yarn at a 90 degree angle, much like core spinning except the fiber is concentrated in one spot to create a cocoon like element fixed onto/around your yarn.

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  3. LoveBuzz is a great name. Coming to your blog is always wonderful--a feast for the eyes every time!

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  4. WOW! how gorgeous those colors and textures are. Your cocoons just come to life as does your dyeing.

    You are having toooo much fun. Love It.

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  5. That first picture makes my eyes happy too :) Such a wonderful eye for colour!

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  6. What yummy colors, Melissa!
    ...and I look at your cocoon yarn in my shawl each day when I put it on!! LOVE IT!!!!

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  7. Great textures and lovely colors. Beautiful fiber!

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  8. Your Love Buzz yarn looks glorious and is quite well named. And the cocoons look amazing as well!

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  9. The Love Buzz yarn is eye popping! beautiful !

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  10. How in the world do you keep thinking these beauties up?

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  11. I love how you have the locks displayed.

    Your LoveBuzz yarn is awesome... I see it as trim for a coat. :-)

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  12. OOOOOh! Love Buzz leaves me green eyed! It's delicious!

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  13. My creative muse was exhausted by the sweater ... she just wants to knit a stockinette-stitch hat now!

    Lovely yarns! I tried the core-spinning technique, but didn't have grabby-enough yarn. I shall try again!

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  14. Your LoveBuzz colour combination looks sweet and zingy~ I can almost taste it! I think Andria's comment of 'Feast for the Eyes' is extremely apt.

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