Hi, all!

May’s fiber is on its way right now. I hope you all love it!

Want to see it?

This is a fiber I’ve done before for the club, but it came from a new source and it’s quite different from what I usually get. It drafts like a DREAM, so should be a fun spin for everyone. It’s a great middle-of-the-road wool that would be suited for a variety of projects.

I dyed some extra fiber this month and will make it a point to do so in the future. There’s a limited amount, but if you’d like some more of this month’s fiber, let me know at adrian@helloyarn.com. It’s $15 per 4 oz. bag and I’m happy to ship it with next month’s club to save you shipping.

It’s a sad post without any photos, so would you like to see the baby chipmunk we saw in our yard the other day? I thought so. 🙂

Baby Chipmunk

Thanks!

The fiber club is shipping this morning and it’s going to be the last one for awhile. It’s been great fun, and I will be continuing it, but after a solid year I need a wee break. I’d have powered through if it wasn’t for our planned move, but this has been a great excuse to allow myself to rest up a bit. Expect to see the club back for sale in July for an August-October run unless something crazy happens. I’ll keep everyone posted. Everyone who was a member this time has a slot reserved for next time and I’ll give plenty of notice so you can grab your slot.

I hope you all love the fiber I’ve dyed up this time. It’s silky, puffy stuff in colors outside my comfort zone, and what do you know? I love it. There’s a big bag of scraps I can’t wait to spin up.

Watch out and don’t hover your mouse over that link unless you want to see what the fiber is!

Want to see? Want to see? No glove hint this month as I didn’t get new gloves after last time. 🙂

I joined the 2007 fiber club but never got underway with learning to spin until just recently.  Starting with the first fiber I received in May 2007 and using the Louet drop spindle included, I’ve been working on my technique and have finally achieved something that could be considered yarn. ;)  I’d like to say that Adrian’s guidelines on pre-drafting have made a big, big difference! spindlespun BFL Cricket

Hi, everyone!

The March club is shipping today and tomorrow. I fear I’ll never get back on track, month-wise. Hopefully, you all love spinning this so much, you don’t notice the lateness.

Want a little hint? (Not a photo of the fiber.)

Want a big hint? (Actual photo of the fiber.)

Even if you peek, you won’t know what the fiber is. That I will keep secret. 🙂

Have you looked at the Flickr group lately? There’s so much lovely spinning going on.

I can’t wait to see what you do with the new fiber!

Adrian

A little late. 😦

I hope everyone waiting for me to ship the fiber club wasn’t as upset about the delay as I was. All of the packages winging their way to you.

Want to see? Want to see?

This is a fiber I’ve used for the club once before, but I have a new supplier and ooh, is it nice. I couldn’t resist. You’re getting a nice big 5 oz. chunk, as well. I hope everyone enjoys it.

Future Clubs:

I plan on taking a month, maybe two, off between the end of the current club and the start of the next one. We are planning a move to Western MA in the near future, and hoo boy, is that ever going to be an undertaking. Even if we don’t move during the break, I’ll be able to get a bit ahead of the fiber club so that I have something to ship during the move. This is all very good news for Hello Yarn, as I’ll finally be able to spread out and really do my thing in a big old house in the country. I can’t wait.

Thanks, everyone!

Adrian

 I was right in thinking that Frosted Forest would give me enough for some mittens. 

No pattern, just getting gauge, measuring a little wrist, casting on, and taking it from there.

 

I didn’t realize there’d also be enough for a tiny top-down raglan for puppy, a very important member of our family.

Gladiators do prefer well dressed Loveys!

😉

nuttnbunny

Frosted Forest
December 2007
50/50 Wool Top/Soy Silk

256 yards – 2ply – sport weight – 13 wpi

Every month I’m thankful for the double club.

Couldn’t resist immediately casting on for…

Bainbridge Scarf

and there are about 100 yards left for some little mittens!

Actual temp this morning is -16.  Glad to have a warm neck.

Stay warm!

xoxo… nuttnbunny

It’s an oldie – here’s Cricket!

Hello Yarn Cricket

The skein on the left was spun in May/June, the one on the right, September. I didn’t spin for several months over the summer while working on some deadline knitting, and when I started up again, something had clicked, and my spinning was more even and thinner. Craziness. It’s perpetually underspun, though. I’m working on that.

My first post – let’s see how it goes. I finally finished spinning Baked Alaska. Very yummy. I was inspired by Hello Yarn’s picture of this yarn to find a plain brown wool to ply it with. Luckily, I happened to have some from my Yarn School goodies. I’m picturing this as the yoke and possibly a decorative edge on a top-down cardigan for myself.

Singles and 2 ply

Baked Alaska - Yarn School Brown 2 ply

Now that was fun! Loving the emergency orange but don’t feel toxic at all.  Feel quite fortified, in fact.

 Toxic – 8oz Superwash Corriedale (how I love the double club!)  spun into 353 yards 2ply at 12 wpi.

Sport weight – my thinnest yarn yet!

I think I feel some socks coming on.  Any other suggestions?

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