I’m so excited to be finished with my FatCatKnits Merino Wool in the colorway Much Verde that I plied with my Cupcake BFL in Winter Lake. As mentioned in a previous post, I opted to spin these two colors together to see what happened. My end result, 411 yards of fingering weight yarn that will turn into socks !!! I’m especially excited as this is the most yardage I’ve ever achieved in my spinning and now I have enough handspun yarn for a project.
New to my fiber stash is three lovely braids of Polwarth and Tussah silk from a company that I’ve never ordered from before but fell instantly in love with the colors of fiber in her shop. Introducing Elissavet of Wonderland Dyeworks, a fabulous Indy Dyer that provides gorgeous blends of fibers in an array of beautiful scrumptious colors! I can’t wait to start spinning this beautiful fiber.
On my wheel is a beautiful blend of super-wash merino wool, bamboo and nylon in the colorway Black Ice. I picked up this gorgeous braid of River’s Edge Fiber Arts Mountain Mist on a trip to Grandma’s Spinning Wheel. I love the soft feel of the fiber and I’m learning not too over twist, which is a small challenge with the bamboo and the nylon. So far I really love how it is looking!
I’m really enjoying my spinning and I’m getting ready to start my stash of FatCatKnits Freckle Face for my SAL with my friend Elseline. I’m looking forward to spinning for my first ever garment, a huge feat for me and I’m looking forward to the challenge.
Are you spinning any lovely fiber? If so, what is your favorite blends to spin?
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!