There are so many gorgeous yarns this week! I just watched the Sit and Spin video by Jacey of Insubordiknit, and I feel so inspired! I haven't done any art yarns before, but I can't wait!
I'm totally late with this, but I actually finished some yarn this week! It's merino/tencel from Juliespins (on etsy), and 4oz ended up being close to 100yds. It's a gift for a swap I'm doing (not on craftster), and I just hope the recipient likes it!
So much awesomeness this week! I'm loving everything, but the colours in Inchworm are just awesome. My wheel was out of commission for a month (!!) while I took my time replacing a part.. But as soon as I got it replaced, I spun up a bobbin of singles from my last HollyEqq batt club batt.
I've only spun about half, so I should have a good amount of yarn when I'm all done, yay!
I haven't done much spinning, but I did spin one skein. I haven't decided whether to spin the other 2 oz and ply it, or to do it all as singles. So this is about 2oz, and 110 yards. If I plied it, I would do the fractal plying thing, where one ply has long colour stretches, and the other has short stretches. Oh yes, this is merino/kid mohair from Twisted Fiber Arts, in the Xavier colourway.
Lufah, your yarns are gorgeous. I especially love the bamboo! I also dropped out of Tour de Fleece... After about 2 days! But here are the yarns I've spun recently. The first is a batt from hollyeqq, plied with sparkly thread. I found the batt a bit hard to spin because it was just so textured, but it's a really soft yarn, so I'm happy.
The second is made of two Loop! babycakes batts, spun in stripes. I loooove it, it's so soft and sparkly. I think I'll weave it into a scarf whenever I figure out what to use as warp.
(the picture is pre-washing, so it was a bit twisty still)
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's yarn!
There's so many pretty yarns this week! I have 2 finished, and 2 in progress. The first is from a HollyEqq batt that was merino, eco-fibre (recycled pop bottle stuff...) and lots of sparkle. Prettier colours than it shows, but my camera's not very good.
An attempt at low(er) twist singles, using Corriedale:
And my spins in progress. On the left is some Black Bunny Fibers merino, and on the right are some Loop baby cakes.
I might ply the baby cakes yarn with some sparkly thread, and the merino will be a worsted-ish 2-ply.
I'm so excited! I finally finished my first sweater, using fingering weight yarn! It's Joelle's Favorite Yoke sweater from the book KnitKnit. I knit it using Zen Yarn Garden's Bling yarn. Roxanne from Zen Yarn Garden was great to work with, and dyed the yarn just the colour I wanted! (much closer to the second picture - the first is a bit light and unsparkly)
I have loved the cable and bobble mittens that are in Charmed Knits, for like ever! So I finally knit a pair for a mitten swap! It took me forever to finish the first, but only 3 days to finish the second.... Here they are!
I used Louisa Harding's Kashmir Aran, and I really liked it! It was a bit snaggy with Addi Lace needles, but nothing too terrible. I think there's a bit more info on my blog, but if not more info, definitely bigger pictures!