I asked Patricia at YummyYarnsUK if she could dye some Tussah silk for me to be plied with 'Ula'. I was delighted when it arrived and think considering the two fibres were dyed separately, weeks apart they are a fantastic colour 'match'. I love the green and the golds with the blue. I have been spinning like mad! I have never spun silk before and it was lovely. A little tricky at first to get the tension right and then it spins as smooth as ... well ... as smooth as ...er ... silk.
When I have made friends with the other shawl I am knitting, I will finish that first. Then I am hoping to knit a shawl with this yarn, when I wear it I will pretend to be The Little Mermaid! I should end up with approximately 200g of 'Yummy' lovliness.
|YummyYarnsUk Ula Batts with Tussah Silk (Photographs by Patricia YummyYarnsUK)|
I was completely surprised by the results. Then when they were plied together I was surprised again. I did not expect it to be so 'Marled'. I had a slight panic that I had made the wrong choice. Now it is off the bobbin and in a skein I love it. It feels heavenly. I really like the colour and texture of it. The sheen of the silk is gorgeous with a slight sparkle from gold fibre in the 'Ula' batts. I am not sure yet what weight the Yarn is, if I am honest it is probably variable. Very rustic and hand made!
|Apologies for the photgraph, my enthusiasm for sharing outweighs my photography skills, my philosophy is stick it in the sunshine, point, shoot and hope for the best!|