Strawberry Shortcake

by Aimee on May 12, 2008

For my birthday, I was given 4 oz of gorgeous roving from Spritely Goods.
Handspun Strawberry Shortcake 006
I spun it up months ago and it sat on the bobbins waiting it’s turn to be plyed.
Handspun Strawberry Shortcake 003
Since MDS&W I have been doing a lot of spinning (so you will have AT LEAST one more week of handspun in your future!) and so I plyed this up!
Handspun Strawberry Shortcake 002
I decided that I needed to call this strawberry shortcake instead of the colorway name of Manzanita because the pinks and browns really reminded me more of dessert than anything else. It is gorgeous.
Handspun Strawberry Shortcake 004
As I said, this was 4 oz – which yielded 322 yards at 17 wpi. It is very even, couple of overspun spots, but really that evens out in the plying so what was overspun relaxed with time and then was nice enough to be happy!
Handspun Strawberry Shortcake 001

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Lynda Hitt May 12, 2008 at 3:28 pm

OOOOOOHHHHHH!!!!! PRETTY!!!

Dani May 12, 2008 at 5:28 pm

Even though i am generally not a pink person, i really like the looks of this!

Jen May 12, 2008 at 7:21 pm

it’s soft and vibrant all at once. those are my favorite kinds of colors.

LittleWit May 12, 2008 at 10:50 pm

That looks so lovely. Perhaps I need to get the spindle back out…well maybe after this next knitting spurt ;)

Christy May 14, 2008 at 1:18 am

That is beyond beautiful! Makes me wish my first spinning lesson were sooner!

Sara May 14, 2008 at 9:08 am

Aimee, that is gorgeous!!

DaisyMoon August 31, 2008 at 11:18 pm

I know, I know, I’m late to the game of reading your blog. Anyway, this colorway is one of the colorways I had in mind today when I told myself I HAD to get some yarn. Gorgeous!!!

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