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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.
Here is my result from September… Two ply, probably about 6sts to the inch on size 5… I have yet to test.Next is October… I love merino I squealed with delight when I opened the box… this again, is a fine two ply, I am suspecting something 8sts per inch on size 1 or 2… it will be socks, a great hat or a shawl I think.Last but not least November. No plans for her yet… but with colors like that it will not be easy finding something that is going to be perfect. I may need to work on my bias towards fine two plys. Thank you for looking
I spun like a maniac last weekend, and managed a big old batch of yarn out of the tails left over from the October fiber club.
^^^This photo is deceiving. That is a really big pile of yarn.
This stuff? It spins like a dream. I was filling 6 oz. bobbins like they were nothing. Romney, Romney, Romney!
Romney wool (from combed top)
989 yards and 1 lb. 7 oz. total
spun and plied at 11:1 (If I don’t record that stuff here, it doesn’t get recorded.)
This is a heavy, kinda scratchy yarn. There should be enough here for a sweater for me. If not, I’ve got some more of the fiber. Now, just to decide what type of sweater to knit. I was thinking just a plain raglan pullover kind of like this, but maybe I need a buttoned cardigan with a big ribbed turtleneck-type collar, kind of like this shape, but with buttons. ???
The voting’s started over on Flickr. Some people really know what they want!
I just couldn’t wait. Lovely to spin and fun to ply. Nice bulky 2ply.
Thanks for another GORGEOUS fiber Adrian!!
Had a little scrap left so took a stab at Navajo plying. You have to start somewhere, right? 🙂
I’m off to surf patterns on Ravelry. Maybe a hat? Will keep you posted.
The fiber club subscriptions for November-January are sold out. Thank you!
There have been some changes to the club. I’ve lowered the amount of fiber to 2-5 oz. per month because I’ve got some fancier, and therefore more expensive, stuff for one of the months. There is also added a double dose option. Pay shipping once and get twice as much fiber!
October Club Fiber:
The October selection is shipping today. It’s such a great spinner. I’ve been spinning up the leftover tails for the last couple of nights and have got two bobbins filled. It’s so fun to spin that I’m not stopping until there’s enough yarn for a sweater for me. This will also make fantastic winter wear like socks and mittens. Want to sneak a peek?
I’m going to do one last batch of the Mollusc Wensleydale for club members. Didn’t get enough? 4 oz. is $15 plus shipping. Shoot me an email if you’d like to get in on this batch.