I only have one finished project this week, since I've been working on it for the last two or so. It's more Crown Mountain Farms (got a bunch for my personal stash when they were having a sale) in the San Francisco colorway, all 8 or so ounces spun up. Pictures don't really do the colors justice:
Some lovely stuff as always... I particularily like the handspun sockmonkey, as I have a fondness for monkeys.
I haven't posted for a while because I've been busy as hell, had surgery, and spent more time working on knitting rather than spinning. What I have for the past 2-3 months is this:
Wool mill-ends I dyed. There's more green in this than it shows in the picture, but my camera doesn't want to pick it up right. I think there's somewhere around 150 yards in all:
Batches of my favorite, superwash, all from roving I dyed. The one on the left has lots of little flecks of color in it that aren't really evident in the photo, and the two on the right are the result of little leftover bits of roving I saved up and spun together.
And finally this is Crown Mountain Farms Wish You Were Here roving. I am absolutely NOT a fan of pink in the least, but for some reason, I really liked this roving so I bought some:
I haven't done much spinning in the last month or so, I've been too busy. But here's what I have managed:
This is hand-dyed mill ends from Sheep Shed. I'm trying to get better at Navajo plying, which frustrates the crap out of me:
And the left is plying up some leftover singles for sock yarn. The right was superwash merino plied with what was LABELED as black merino, but it didn't really feel like merino when I spun it up (too slippery). I'm not sure what I'll do with this:
Wow, lots of colorful yarns so far this week... I always like seeing lots and lots of colors. Anyway, here's what I have for the past month or so:
The top is superwash that I used for more practice in Navajo plying, so it's probably worsted weight. The bottom is some fleece artist silk/merino:
More superwash merino... I dyed a bunch of it up green and blue and this was the result. The picture, unfortunately, makes it seem a lot brighter than it really is, the colors are more subdued but I can't get that to show up on camera:
These two are made up of leftover bits of roving I dyed, spun really thick and thin so it's pretty bulky:
And last, I posted this yarn I dyed/spun a few weeks ago, and the socks I made out of it came out great:
I've got some stuff for the past month or so. I am amazed at those of you who manage to spin so much every week, I don't know where you find the time. Anyway:
More superwash merino spun to about fingering. The one that's balled up I'm making some socks out of, once I can decide on a pattern I like:
These two I got from UniquelyYoursDesign on etsy. The black had a rainbow of shiny stuff in it which I spun and then plied with black nylon, so it's got a lot of texture but is still really soft (and black yarn must be the hardest thing on earth to get a good picture of). The green has actual shredded bits of money in it, which sounded so strange I had to try it. It was rather hard to spin the money in, but it looks interesting. I have no clue what to do with either, though:
Some attempted laceweight wool singles, the yarn is yellows/purples/oranges, but it also photographs terribly:
And finally some stuff that I *think* is viscose. It was my first attempt at dyeing something that was not silk or wool, and then I lost the label. I actually measured this stuff, there's around 530 yards total. It's in 3 balls because damn, this stuff snaps really easily:
Here's a question: I've seen a lot of cotton showing up here in the past few weeks... those of you who are spinning it, where are you getting it from? I've been wanting to try cotton, but don't even know where to begin looking for spinnable cotton.
I've got some from the past few weeks or so. My spinning has been sporadic for a variety of reasons, which are far less interesting than the yarn (real life and sinus infections are the suck, sigh):
Navajo plied superwash yarn that I dyed in pink, black, and green. I figured I'd give navajo another try, even though it and I are generally not friends. The pink is way brighter than in the picture, but it's raining today - YES, of course, doesn't rain for weeks til I try to take frigging pictures, of course - so the pics are not the best even with an hour's worth of futzing with lighting:
More superwash, dyed with wilton cake dyes in teal and brown. The brown in the yarn is far less orange than the pic would suggest:
BFL scrap yarn, leftover from other colorways I dyed. The colors are far more rich in person:
From a batt from enchantedknoll on Etsy, called 'Phoenix' that was superwash roving with sari silk and firestar/angelina/shiny stuff. I swear, take black yarn with shiny bits, and it's nearly impossible to get a picture *sigh* This is lightened up in photoshop a ton so it doesn't look like an angry black blob:
Other than that, I have to say, this week and last there's lots of colorful, pretty, impressive yarns. I've got a few batts coming to me from etsy sellers that I can hopefully spin soon. As much as I love playing with superwash merino, I need something to break up the monotony, heh.
Been spinning a lot lately, need to stop and do some knitting! Actually, that's what I'm doing this week, trying to finish some projects... Anyway, spinning:
First, stuff I didn't dye: The one on the left is 2 different colors of zitron pencil roving spun up and plied together. This stuff was really easy to spin. The two purple/green singles are from a batt I got from cjkopeccreations on etsy:
Some superwash I dyed intended to be sockweight, although it's actually spun a bit thicker than that:
On the left is more superwash, on the right is some mill-ends spun thick and thin single ply:
And finally, some merino I dyed that did not exactly turn out as planned, so I ended up spinning all 8 oz myself and plying it: