Thursday, January 15, 2015

January Spin-stravaganza, Part II

Funny thing about selling yarn. Spinning is not the hard part. The hard part is waiting for wet yarn to dry in the wintertime, and reskeining/measuring/weighing, and finding enough daylight to take pictures, and carving out the time to list it in the shop. There's always a bit of a delay and so all of these yarns are yesterday's news in my mind. However, they are all freshly available in the shop.

FatCatKnits mixed blessings club 12/14

This is BFL/linen dyed by fatcatknits. It was a really interesting blend to spin. The finished yarn is surprisingly soft and bouncy while the linen gives a structure to the yarn, as well as the undyed fiber lending it a slightly marled appearance.

Gandalf handspun

This one is merino/silk by Stone Edge Fibers. I bought it at a Finger Lakes Fiber Festival awhile back. I'm trying my best to spin up some older stash this month as well as the new and shiny additions. The top had lots of blended colors giving it a heathered appearance that looks solid blueish gray from afar.

Cotton Candy handspun

Cotton Candy had me experimenting again with my blending board. I bought some Malabrigo Nube from my LYS that was compacted and difficult to draft. I combined it with some seasilk and English Angora from my stash and plied it with a thin tussah silk single. The resulting skein is very lightweight, soft, and poofy with a nice texture.

Nebula Handspun

This one's my favorite. it's polwarth/silk/sparkle fiber from fatcatknits. The sparkle doesn't show well on camera, but in real life it has a nice subtle shine--perfect if you like sparkle but don't want your yarn all bling'd out. I really like the dark moody colors and the bounciness of polwarth remains one of my favorites.

All of these skeins (with more on the way) are in the shop.

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