Lots of pretty yarn so far this week. I just have this 250yd skein of wool/llama/mohair. It's a light fingering weight single that's a little kinky but the skein is balanced. I wish I had some more of this, I love how the color came out and I forgot to write down how I dyed it!
Beautiful yarns again this week! I haven't had internet access since Friday morning, so here's mine, a little late. I actually spun this a couple weeks ago but it's been too dark to get a decent picture. This is some wool/mohair/llama mix that I dyed into one hunk of purple and orange roving. I split the colors apart and spun two skeins. The orange has purple slubs and a ton of sparkle, you just can't see it in the picture, and is plyed with pink thread. The purple has some orange spots spun in and is candy striped with the same pink thread. They're tiny skeins, like twenty yards or so, and really bulky.
All of you are making me drool! jazzturtle- all your yarns are amazing, as usual. I love seeing all the batts, makes me want a drum carder. Everything is just fantastic.
Here's mine for the week:
All the yarn except for the one on the top right are a mix of wool/mohair/llama that I got last year at a local fiber fair. The top right is a mix of superwash wool, alpaca, mohair and soy silk. The bottom right has a ton of sparkle mixed in and is plied with a nylon single and the bottom left is super super bulky, the thin spots are about worsted weight. Top left is a thick and thin single with sparkle.
I've been spinning boring white singles so I took a break and did some coils. The fiber was all the little leftovers from using my hackle, it has a little of everything, wool, soy silk, nylon, angelina, mohair, llama, alpaca, there's some thread in it. I ended up with about five yards of coils.
I haven't been on Craftster at all since about November or mid-December, I've been on this crazy deadline for my job, but that's all done and I'm back to doing some spinning. I've been spinning up 8oz of a 50/50 Rambouillet/Llama that I got at a local fiber fair last spring to make a scarf for my mom. It's a three ply, about DK weight and so snuggly soft. I have a picture of the beginning of the scarf on Flickr, here.
I haven't done much spinning lately, I've been trying to clean a pound of Romney fleece and babysitting, there just hasn't been time.
I took all the little leftover bits from using my hackle and carded them into big, fluffy rolags that I spun into this. I'm going to knit it right off the bobbin. The yarn varies mainly from fingering to sport weight with some thick and thin parts. I have no idea what the yardage or weight is. It's a mixture of different wools, llama, alpaca, nylon, soy silk, and mohair.
Everything is so pretty this week. I love Morocco.
Here's mine, not much this week. It's a little over 200yds of superwash wool, Mohair, Cotswold, Alpaca, Nylon and Soy Silk. I haven't set the twist on it yet. I have some more yarn like this that I think I'm going to use as a yoke on a raglan sweater like the one in "Spin to Knit".
I am in love with Desert Blossom. It looks so soft. I've been sick this week so I haven't done a lot of spinning but I tried to spin a little every day.
From left to right: The blue is samples of Cotswold that I'm spinning for my mom. She wants a vest or cardigan. The middle is a mixture of wools, Llama, Alpaca, Soy Silk, Nylon, Mohair and eyelash yarn. The right is natural colored Morrit, Shetland, Mohair, Alpaca, Rambouillet, Llama and Icelandic. It's a light fingering weight.
Great yarn this week. I love Country Kimono! Beautiful, I love the fabric.
I did a lot of spinning this week for the Tour de Fleece.
The yarn on the left is Morritt, Shetland, Rambouillet, Llama, some mixed mystery wool, Alpaca, and Mohair, all natural colored, it's a light fingering weight. On the right is mystery wool, superwash, soy silk and Morritt corespun on crochet cotton.
This is mixed mystery wool, Soy Silk and Nylon plied on red thread.
I actually just finished spinning this about twenty minutes ago. It's a little of everything, bits and pieces of different roving that I blended on my hackle.