A Hat or a Halo?

A hat made from "Archangel" roving from Malabrigo Nube line.

A hat made from “Archangel” roving from Malabrigo Nube line.

This may look like a hat (and technically, it is!).  However, this adorable hat was made from dyed wool roving–the Nube line by Malabrigo–called “Archangel.”  I chose the roving as some of my first spinning wool because I liked the bright colors; I had no idea how beautiful the yarn would be.  And I have to say, although my crocheting is adequate, I think the colors make this into a halo fit for an angel.  I am proud to present it to a lovely lady as a “thank-you” gift.

Dyed merino roving and two-plyed yarn made with "Archangel" by Malabrigo

Dyed merino roving and two-plyed yarn made with “Archangel” by Malabrigo

A Hint of Persia

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Yarn spun from Malabrigo Nube “Persia”

I love color and whimsy.  So spinning dyed roving is a real treat–you can’t guess from looking at the roving what the yarn will look like when it is spun.  (Roving is a bundle of fibre where the fibres have been carded into one direction.)  I am so lucky to live near the Yarn Barn in Lawrence, KS.  I can get my hands on the different fibres to feel the softness and imagine what the finished product will look like.  This yarn is “Persia” by Malabrigo Yarns in the Nube line.  “Nube” means cloud in Spanish, and this yarn is 100% Merino, so it is super soft.  My spinning technique is improving and I’m very happy with my Cassandra wheel.

Malabrigo Nube "Persia" roving & yarn

Malabrigo Nube “Persia” roving & yarn