Thursday, January 22, 2015

January Spin-stravaganza, Part III

Who knew that I could be so productive? Spinning every day has really enabled me to plow through some of my fiber stash. Thankfully yarn takes up less space than fiber. i really need to organize my stash, but that's a post for another day.

Fiber Optic Merino/Silk Handspun

I dug into last year's Rhinebeck purchases with this braid of Fiber Optic merino/silk. These days I rarely keep my handspun but I knew that this one was staying with me. I spun it worsted style in a chunky weight and chain-plied it. I've already knit it into a thick winter hat.

Stormy Seas Handspun

This skein was some alpaca/merino/silk from Three Waters Farm that had been in the stash for awhile. I've been trying to actively spin up some of the older braids in the stash as well as the shiny newer ones. This one's a worsted weight 3ply, spun woolen from the fold. it's soft and shiny with a ton of drape.

Rainforest Handspun

I made a recent purchase from Juliespins. This is bouncy targhee, spun worsted-style as a 2ply. It's a DK weight and thanks to Julie's supersized braids, I ended up with about 340yds from 5oz. These are not normally my colors, as I don't really like pink and green together and I'm not a fan of orange, but there's something about this skein that appeals to me. maybe it's the contrast with the dull dreariness of winter that we're experiencing right now.

Retirement Community Handspun

I love this skein. it was my first time spinning Pigeonroof Studios fiber, but it won't be the last. I like the more random dyeing style with pops of white. This one is a fingering weight 2ply superwash merino/nylon and it would be ideal for one of those garter stitch sock yarn shawls, like the Hitchhiker.

All of these skeins (except for the first one) are in the shop.

1 comment:

  1. This is like a foreign language to me- I don't fully understand the descriptions- but they're absolutely beautiful.



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