Paradise Fibers has decided to run a Spinning for the Throne Spin Along for the month of May. For their Fiber of the Month box they created four different merino silk blend colorways and they sent them out in two different combinations. One set of combinations was “Not Today” and “Blue Eyes”, the set that I received is “He Who Knows Nothing” and “Mother of Dragons”. We also received one of two tweed blends, “Ice” or “Fire” and some green Angelina they named Wildfire.
Right now I am in the process of spinning up “He Who Knows Nothing” in a short forward draw from the fold on my Ladybug using my Woolee Winder.
The spin is supposed to be inspired by the Game of Thrones, however I have not watched very much of it so far. What I have watched, almost 10 minutes of the first episode, contained a lot of blood. Since I am willing to bet that this trend continues, I have decided to add in some splotches of blood to this mix, I do enjoy how it is turning out so far. I had originally thought to felt some Dragon Wings and add them into the mix at random spots, however I am well aware of my artistic limitations, not to mention the time constraints of this SAL (Spin Along).
Once this batch is done I will start spinning up “Mother of Dragons”, I still have the winter gradient that was sent, I think in December 2018, and two of those colors will go beautifully with the Mother of Dragon set. My tweed is “Fire” which will also go well with the blues of the second set of fiber. I am not sure if I will keep these as two separate skeins of yarn or see how they look when they are plied together, only time will tell. In addition to all of this fiber, we were sent a magnet, sticker, an amazing stitch marker, and pattern for fingerless gloves that look like dragon scales. I am really looking forward to having the chance to try and make the gloves.
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