I’ve finally got a finished skein of yarn to share…the fibre I showed two posts ago well it’s taken me forever to get it spun due to everyday life getting in the way…
this yarn was meant to be coils and when it came time to ply I completely forgot to ply the way my spinoff 2009 magazine showed me, so now my coils are what I like to call witchettygrubs😂🤣 …oh well its plyed and balanced so I’m sure someone will love it and buy it at the 2019 beanie festival…
Tonight I’ll get out some more fibre & my copy of The spinners book of yarn designs and try some of the yarn ideas in it as I’m thinking of making more art style yarns coming into this new year..
I’ve turned into the type of spinner that buys all these gorgeous fibres and then doesn’t have enough time on the weekend to ACTUALLY spin them!..
So no more wasting most of my weekend on Instagram..because I spend a heck of a lot of time looking at spinning, knitting, crochet, weaving etc that other fibre artists out there post.
So what did I buy… I bought some gorgeous handdyed fibres from The Shepherds Hut ..some are shetland and some are merino/bamboo..
Love em..now to spin them!
I’ve dug through my stash and decided tonight I’ll start spinning up these two braids of NZ Merino that I bought on Etsy from Heavenlywools.co.nz ..I think they’ll look good when plyed together..
I took this pic yesterday…its 324meters, 11-12wpi, Sport /Dk spun from superwash merino & polwarth/merino.. I’ve popped on a pic of the superwash merino bobbin that I plyed with my other bobbin from my previous post…
last night I spun up this merino that I dyed ages ago…not sure what fibre I’ll spin and ply this with?.. I’ll dig through my fibre stash tonight and see what I have…
Today on my way home from the gym I pulled into the pet store and bought some goldfish for my garden pond..I’m happy to report that so far all 6 are swimming around and enjoying life!
my haunui fibre purchased from heavenlywools.co.nz came today!!😁… I just love the colours and the fibres are fairyfloss soft!😍..
I’m going to get the wheel set up and have a quick spin tonight.. this fibre is a new spin for me and so far I love the feel of it! 😍..
The left braid is 23.7micron in the colourway Bollywood dyed on a charcoal base..the other is 26 micron in the colourway Cindis dyed on dark moorit base..
I spun and plyed this yarn yesterday..it’s gold orange/red and brown dyed finnxcorriedale/romney fleece.. I’m pretty happy with how squishy it is.. It’s 185grams, 123 meters 7wpi so it’s chunky.
I’ve been wanting one for ages!.. I purchased the spindle and two braids of merino/bamboo top from catandsparrow fibres. Cat had a post bendigo sale and I couldn’t resist this package deal..
Now I just need to YouTube a few videos because in the 13 years I’ve been spinning I’ve never spindle spun..😂
Finally I have daylight and time to post a pic of my first finished yarn for TDF 2018. Heres Lucinda.. she measures 220.5meters, 12 to 13 wpi, weighs 90grams.
I 2plyed from 2 bobbins, one bobbin still has some single leftovers on it so I’ll add that in the next braid of this same fibre colourway that I spin, but I’m going to prep the next one different before spinning it.
I spun up one bobbin yesterday and tonight I’ve finished spinning the second..This is the first bobbin. Tomorrow after work I’ll ply them.
More pics soon!
Day One.. deciding which of my fibres to spin first..and we have a winner..
Polwarth / Pearl 75/25..
Ready, Set, Go!🐑🚴♂️
This is one bag of Finn x Corridale/Romney fleece that I was prepping for Tour de Fleece, but I decided to spin it up yesterday as a test run.. It spun up so soft and squishy..
I’ve put the rest of my fleece away as I can’t trust myself not to spin it before the Tour starts..
So tonight instead of continuing on my crochet wave blanket I’ve started on another blanket that Im making with leftover assorted pink and purple yarns.. pics soon.