Monday, April 29, 2013

This one is from Into The Whirled
It's called: Captain Tight Pants from the Firefly collection.

422 yards of lace weight wool and something else which I forgot to keep records on.

By the way, if you haven't seen this show and the following movie, Serenity, do. The show is so much better than the plying job I did on this yarn.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

"Once again unto the...

Random Falkland.
142 yards worsted weight.

The paws belong to Chica, my daughter's cat. She was very helpful while her owner took all the photos for me.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

A study in thick

This was an attempt to spin thicker yarn. If I'm just enjoying myself spinning I almost always spin an automatic fingering weight. I don't do much spinning for an actual knitting/crocheting/weaving project, I just spin because I enjoy it so much.

This yarn, however, I have plans for. I would like to knit them into mittens. I've never knitted mittens before but all the patterns I see call for thicker than fingering so I spun this beautiful braid up into two sport weight skeins.

Fiber Fancy's Beatles Club
Revolution in merino/mohair
Sport weight 178 yards total.

I think these would make beautiful mittens but will 178 yards be enough?

Friday, April 26, 2013

And back to:

Fiber Fancy

80's Music Club- Guns & Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
384 yards of light fingering Merino/SW merino/Tussah silk.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Something new

Here's a different one for today.

Random Falkland
tomato- 226 yards of fingering weight

Goldenrod - 232 yards of fingering.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Once again it's Fiber Fancy fiber. Get used to it I have a lot of her stuff.

This is from her 80's music club Jan 2013, Til Tuesday - Voices Cary.
It's a yummy merino/SW merino/ Tussah silk combo.

214 yards DK weight, N plied.

Originally I was going to ply it with this:
Cozy Couch by Fiber Fancy.
Merino/silk 214 yards DK weight

I spun the singles up

And plied a small sample

But decided I liked them better separately.

If I were rich I'd order an entire sweaters worth of both. Of course then I'd have to really learn to knit so I guess it's better that I'm not rich.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Playing catchup

Ok, I pulled out the old swift and ball winder and re-skiened/measured/sized/and photographed (well my daughter did that part) all the yarn I've spun so far this year. I also added up all the yardage and updated my sidebar ticker. That's over 4 1/2 miles! I wonder how many it would have been if I had counted in the singles yardage before all that N-plying?

I'll post it a little at a time so I don't drive myself nuts.

First up:
Tropical Rainbow, merino/tencel, from Fiber Fancy

weight: fingering
length: 170yrds

This is one of those yarns you wish you had more of.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The non spinning part of being a spinner

Last night I spent time re-skeining, measuring, and labeling 5 skeins of handspun, without the use of a ball winder and swift I might add. I still have 3 grocery bags full of skeins that I need to do this with before I can store them.

Not to mention the picture taking and logging in Ravelry.

I'm not the most diligent at this part of being a spinner.