rad der zeit fibers

i couldn’t stop myself from buying a lot of fiber from rad der zeit at dawanda.

i tend to find a lot of adorable handpainted fibers all over the planet, mainly in the us, but you really have to take your chance when you find a nice shop with handpainted fibers that is based in germany. so here they are:

passion

200g, passion – 60% merino, 20% mulberry silk, 20% tussah silk

connemara

200g, 50% merino, 50% tussah silk

fun

100g, 50% merino, 50% tussah silk

rapunzel

300g, 100% new zealand lamb

amazonas

300g, 100% new zealand lamb

dragon purple

this is called „dragon purple“ because the wensleydale roving is from drachenwolle (=dragon yarn). and it is purple. obviously 😉

i spun it on my sonata and ended up with about 300m and 99g. i’m not sure what to think of wensleydale fiber tough. it is very shiny but not as soft as i would have liked. and after plying the singles and washing the skein it became scrubbier and lost some of it’s shine. but see for yourself:

go for gold

wow, can you believe it?! i won two gold medals in the internal ravelympics competition of team germany!

the participating projects were awarded by the team captains of team germany and the members voted by klicking „agree“. and i won. yay!

hm, i guess this is the time for a moving speech like „i couldn’t have done it alone. so i share these medals with my team whom i had a lot of fun with during the ravelympics, with my boyfriend who loves me although i’m a nuts knitaholic, my mum because she never tought me how to knit…“ erm. yeah. let’s leave it at that 😀

here are my two golden projects!

the octopus in the category „cute and cuddly“:

i might even print out  the medal for him. might calm him down as he is sitting on my cd rack still trying to strangle the poor drawing model puppet 😉

the cut & paste socks in the category „socks“:

thanks to everybody who voded („agree“-d) for me :)