Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Spinning, spinning, spinning...

I have a couple new handspun yarns. Currently I'm spinning a bright & colorful BFL roving from Kathy's Etsy Shop. I needed something cheery, I'm loving it. But, let me show you the two finished yarns I have.

This green sat on one of my bobbins for over a week. I was so disappointed, I thought I had lost all of the purple, that it had blended right in with the green. To my surprise once I got it into a skien & gave it a bath, that purple showed up! I've got a nice green yarn with purple tweedy bits all through it. And it's super soft, a combo of targhee merino, faux angora & a little sparkle.

Fiber purchased from Beth at Blue Mountain Handcrafts.

Turned into these batts...
And then I ended up with 298 yards of 13 WPI, squishy soft yarn.

Next I have some yarn spun from my Blue Sky batts. These were a lot of fun to spin & I like the finished yarn. The faux angora gave it a nice fuzz. :)
This fiber...
Became these pretty batts...
Which became 263 yards of 15 WPI yarn.
Hope everyone is having a good week! I'm sore, we've been doing a lot of painting at work, getting the store all freshened up for the coming season. Lots of going up & down a ladder. LOL  I must be seriously out of shape!

9 comments:

Knitting it Out in an Urban Zoo said...

You are really getting good at the spinning! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the green. Lovely.

Channon said...

Incredible. I love the green and purple, the way the purple pops!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love the green with hints of purple so very pretty your spinning is so lovely:)Hugs Darcy

Beth (mamabeth on Ravelry) said...

Both yarns are beautiful!! I knew you'd do justice to that fiber;)

gaylen said...

Oh I love that green yarn! Is it roughly fingering weight then at 13wpi? I need a translation please :> g

Nichole said...

Both are beauteous... but esp that blue!!! LOVE.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

ohhhh. Lovely fiber turned into lovely yarn. It's just like magic ~ especially love the blue :)

Bubblesknits said...

I love the step by step pictures you're doing. Very neat to see the whole process. :-)

Gnat said...

Wow!! So pretty!!!