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Monday, August 21, 2006

Handspun Sock Yarn


One sock's worth down, one more to go...

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Lumpy Bumpy

I started this at the guild meeting Thursday and finished today. It's a Cotswold/silk/sari silk/angelina blend I bought off eBay. The preparation was pretty lumpy, with a fair amount of VM, and I decided to just go with the lumpiness. I like the finished texture -- it's less bumpy than I thought it would be.

I got about 180 yards out of 4 ounces -- a practical weight.


Thursday, August 10, 2006

In the Pink

100 yards, 100 grams BFL

Now can I spin something blue again?

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Before and After

Originally uploaded by Frith.

Would you look at that? Scouring works!

These are Cotswold locks, acquired through a massive sale held by the original owner of Carolina Homespun (a few other things may also have followed me home).

Cotswold is a very lustrous fiber, which you can really see when the sun hits it.


This fleece is on the finer side, so I think it could work well for sweaters and possibly even scarves. Although the natural white is gorgeous, I'm looking forward to seeing how it takes dye. It's known as "poor man's mohair," so I'm expecting good results.

The guild's monthly spin meeting is tomorrow, and I need to pick a new project. I have another 100 grams of BFL from Sweet Georgia Yarns, this time in a pink/peach, and I have yet to attempt a bulky single. Hmmm...

Thursday, August 03, 2006

The Blue Period

Every yarn I've spun in the past couple of months has blue in it. I think it's time to break out of that particular rut. In the meantime, here's the Innisfree yarn.


It wasn't as dark as I feared, though I may still lighten up on the dye a bit next time. I have about 200 yards.

And the subtly sparkly BFL is sunbathing in the nude -- woo!:


Oh -- and hubby swears he didn't actually see the still life from my last post, even though it was hanging in the bedroom for about 24 hours. So is that more disturbing?