Sunday, March 02, 2008

aurora

Spinners are a generous type. We can't help sharing our stash. It is more fun that way. We like to spin samples. That is how we learn. Cathy recently sent me some Shetland samples. Aren't they pretty? Amazing to think that one breed offers such an assortment!

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This yellow colored sample was the first fleece I picked up to spin. I noticed the tag on the sample was labeled Aurora.

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I was curious about the yellow color and wondered about it while I was spinning. Was it yellow because it was yolk, or canary stain? I couldn't remember the difference... I decided to google it.

Imagine my surprise when the first result to appear was from Leigh about her experience with Aurora!!! Sometimes the internet is such a fun place!

Aurora
one ounce
102 yards
wpi 12

My sample of Aurora was sitting on the table, and caught the sunlight ...

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...eponymic perhaps??

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14 comments:

Pat K said...

Seems like a pretty neat color to me. Sunny yellow seems so springlike.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a beautifulbuttery color. I could take a bite out of it.

Judy said...

Beautiful color...almost the same as your dandelion dye without all the effort!

Cathy said...

Isn't this fun? And I have a new Shetland fleece to share with you and Leigh - it's a lamb fleece and I'll send samples just as soon as it dries. I don't know why it didn't occur to me to send unwashed samples - too thrilled to get it washed to think. You know how that is! :-)

Leigh said...

Lovely! It looks as though yours is yellower than mine. I love the photos.

Sharon said...

The photos are great! Looks so soft!

Donna B said...

Beautiful! I can't believe that a "fault" could turn out so lovely...like buttercups and sunshine.

Dawn said...

Isn't that pretty! You've certainly been keeping busy, as usual.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Cyndy, our dog Luna, who is 'white' has shades of yellow on her too. I can really see it when she is standing in snow. It must be something in the fur.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Gosh no you didn't bore me. I love learning about fibers etc. I love textiles etc. I am very touchy feely kinda girl.

Beth S. said...

It's Peeps-colored! :-)

elizabeth said...

It took my breath away! Gorgeous!

I've never heard of canary stain before, but I think I have some fleece that may fall into that category.

fiberjoy said...

Breathtaking photos! The yellow yarn capturing the sun makes my spirit soar.

P. said...

Love the color. Such a pretty yellow.

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