What I haven't stashed yet is the handspun yarn, and my oh my, am I ever amassing a stash of that. Here're some shots of what I've been spinning just lately. As always, click on the photo to get a bigger image.
Spunky Eclectic's FOTM in Tulips. Yummy, yummy, tulips.
I'm still working on spinning thinner singles, but I'm getting better at it. All along, I intended the Tulips to be paired with something else and I wanted the final yarn to remain at a lighter gauge than worsted.
So, at Dye Day last month, I did up something in a red-orange and black (it came out light mandarin and gray), spun that up thin, and then plied the two for a completely custom look. I'm calling it Monica's Ghia because it was her car that inspired me (her '71 Karmann Ghia is Tangerine with a black top).
With what I had leftover of the Tulips after plying, I tried Navajo plying once again. This time I kept things slower and much more steady and I ended up with perfectly plied (that is, no doo-doo spots) yarn.
At the August Stitch 'n' Bitch, I learned how to use hand carders and blended BFL with Winston, creamy, yummy, bunny.
With the angora I had left over, I played with one of Anj's spindles and drop spindled a good ounce of bunny into lovely, sumptuous, Oh. My. God. singles.
Before I perfectly plied the Tulips, I imperfectly plied Celebrations, another FOTM offering. This is Shetland wool and it's wonderful to work with. I drafted it by color section to preserve the color changes a bit better when it came to plying. I knew before the package even arrived that I'd be Navajo plying this bit, if for no other reason than to get more practice in.
And because I can't resist. He looks so harmless and sweet when he's asleep...
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