Thursday, February 26, 2015

2 new spins

Maybe it's because January was an unprecedented level of spinning activity but this month I feel like I didn't accomplish much. I have some fiber on the wheel but I'm unlikely to finish before the end of the month so I'm pretty sure this is it for February.

Jeweled Rainbow Targhee

This is the Abstract Fibers targhee that I spun for the #rainbowalong held by Suburban Stitcher. The skein is 345yds/110g of a heavy sport weight (15 WPI). I split the braid in half vertically and spun worsted-style for a 2ply, then I lined up the colors while plying. I love how the colors just glow. This yarn has already sold.

Hello Yarn Finn

I also finally finished the Hello Yarn Finn that I started in January. It's been awhile since I spun a 3ply fingering weight and I had forgotten how long it takes. This skein is 600yds/114g light fingering weight (21 WPI). I divided the braid vertically into 8 pieces, spun each nest from end to end and then chain-plied to make a self-striping yarn. I will be keeping this yarn in my stash because it's not up to my usual standards. I had taken so long to spin the yarn that I got impatient to be done with it and didn't rest the singles for as long as I should have. Chain-plying was a very twisty affair and the yarn isn't as nice as I'd like it to be. But I'm sure Spicy will be happy--these will be knit into socks for him someday.

February's final spinning report: 8 oz spun up this month and 945 yds, which brings the yearly total to 53 oz (3.3 lbs) and 3920 yds. Hopefully March will be more productive.

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