I have been on a spinning kick of late, which is a good thing for me as I’m starting to get better and more consistent in my spinning.
Over the last two weeks I’ve been experimenting with 3-ply during my SAL (spin along) with my dear friend Elseline in England (Musings in the Moment). The two of us have been spinning the BFL from the British Breeds Sampler pack from Hilltop Cloud. I’ve never spun for 3-ply but I’ve been very pleased with my results. I didn’t quite make my 25 yards that I was aiming for, so I will work on yardage for next weeks spinning with Elseline!
So after learning I could spin for 3-ply yarn, I decided this week to finally try my fiber that I purchase last year from the Cupcake Fiber Co. So on the wheel this weeks is a blend of 88% Superwash BFL and 12 % Nylon in the colorway Winter Lake, which is a mix of soft blue green and teal tones with just a touch of gray. I really love how the color seems to change as I spin. This fiber comes in six batts that measure exactly 1 oz each, with the intent to spin a 3-ply for socks.
All three bobbins are ready to go and I’m planning to ply this weekend so I can get started on the next 3 oz. I’m really excited and this will be the first time I’ve spun for socks!
I just had to share a photo of my bobbins on the new lazy kate that my husband made for me this past weekend and I love it! It really keeps the bobbins moving good and the fiber doesn”t seem to stick together during plying like it had on the lazy kate that came with my Ashford Traditional.
I also received in the mail two gorgeous skeins of handspun from my dearest fiber sister Simone of Sand and Sky Creations. As you may remember in a prior post, I had great joy in learning that I won not only a copy of Woolly Wormhead’s new eBook, Classic Woolly Toppers , but handspun yarn from Simone. Simone’s handspun is truly gorgeous and so squishy soft!!! I can’t wait to find just the right patterns for this gorgeous yarn!
So, what’s on your wheel or needles this week?