I’d been madly spinning trying to get stuff finished for Christmas, so when I got back after the hoildays, I felt all spun out.. a bit like on the knitting front.Â Everything just took a backseat.
But.. last week sometime, the spinning bug hit me again.Â I was wandering through my craft room, trying to tidy up bits and pieces when I spied a bag under my desk… and I, could just see some braids of fibre.Â When I pulled the bag out, I found that it was most of the fibre that I’d bought at SOAR, so I plunged my hand in and out came a braid from Lambspun.Â So I started spinning and this is what I made:
Fibre: Lambspun Merino/Silk/Cashmere in colour Fireside
Type: 2 ply DK (11wpi)
It’s probably my fattest tried for yarn to date. I actually conciously tried to spin something other than lace and I got it! 🙂
It’s yummy and soft and I whacked it quite a bit after it’s hot/cold/hot bath. It fluffed up so much… I need to find a project for it soon I think.
Then there was some plying… actually if I remember correctly, the plying actually happened before the spinning above.. ah well.. Anyway, I plied the Cashmere/Silk from Red Stone Yarns that I had on the Bosworth Spindle:
Fibre: Cashmere/Silk from Red Stone Yarns in colour Sage
Type: 2 ply Light Fingering (16wpi)
This was just a sample, but I am so enamoured with it that I can’t wait to buy some of Chendra to spin up. Yummy.
That’s two off of the ‘want-to-do’ list.. but I think some pure cashmere is going onto the spindle next.
Hopefully, now that I have my spinning mojo back, the knitting mojo won’t be too far behind! And, with that in mind, I was extremely pleased with this months The Plucky Knitter Club offering:
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Merino/Cashmere/Nylon Fingering weight in colouway Nicholas & Alexandra
Now to pick a project for it…… 🙂