Thursday, November 19, 2009

Unpretty Yarn Day: Handspun Edition

i decided to use my red heart batt to try corespinning. i used red cotton crochet thread for the core. i found it fairly difficult b/c it worked best for me if i treadled verrrry sloooowly. if my feet started to pick up speed, even a little, it just became a horrible mess. i had more fun carding the batt than i did spinning the yarn. i'm not sorry that i tried something new but i don't know that i'll become a big artyarn aficionado in the future b/c i just can't see myself using novelty yarn all that much. i may try it again for fun if i have the right prep.
Corespun yarn
anyway, the contents are cotton crochet thread and romney locks, firestar, bamboo, and sari silk threads. 72yds/40g, worsted weight. i think i'm going to pair this with my blingtastic skein to knit a pair of mitered mittens.

Scrap skein
on friday, i collected all of my leftover singles and plied them together as a 3ply skein. well, at least most of them. there's a few more leftovers. 367yds/155g, fingering to worsted weight. contents include but aren't limited to: CVM, BFL, domestic wool, alpaca, romney, bamboo, silk, camel/silk, superwash merino, suri alpaca, etc. i'm calling it my S[Crap] skein since it's kind of ugly. evidently i've spun a lot of blue and green skeins in my spinning career. no idea what to do with it, as per usual lately.

2 comments:

  1. The RHB has an interesting electric glow to it...kind of that winter-lamp light look.

    I like your idea for spinning up extras. I've got tons of little extras lying around...

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  2. I think the corespun yarn looks beautiful.

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