This past week I started spinning my lovely Tumble, a yummy blend of 25% Tussah Silk and 75% BFL fiber (4.3 oz), that I received back in February as part of the fiber club I joined this year with Maya of Springtree Road.
I finished spinning two bobbins on the 15th and today I had a chance to create a nice even 2-ply DK weight coming in at 260 yards. This past week has been about spinning thin and I’m slowly getting better in keeping my consistency and hope soon I can achieve a nice 2-ply fingering weight.
Since I knew I would not quite have enough fiber for a larger project I really wanted to do, I special ordered a lovely solid brown in the same blend coming from another wonderful Indy Dyer, Brenda of Woodenspinner. Once this is spun up and plied, it will be paired with my Tumble so I can knit the Currach Stole designed by Anne Podlesak for Ennea Collective.
Tumle (BFL/Tussah Silk Blend)
2-ply DK Weight
Drip Drying in our Mesquite Tree
Hope everyone is having a nice day!
I love yarn and yes, I do admit it’s an addiction. Yarn to me is dreams, designs and possibilities in the making, not just different weights or colors of fiber sitting on a shelf. When I see certain colors I start to envision what that yarn can turn into and next thing you know, I’m designing.
There are so many companies that offer great yarns to knit with and so many Indy Dyers to tempt us but for me personally, there’s a couple of dyers that really make me “drool” when I see their latest and loveliest creations.
So, here’s a few favorites to share today that you may or may not know about:
- Sanguine Gryphon specializes handpainted yarns, unique one of a kind patterns, and many other goodies.
- Blue Moon Fiber Arts is known for the Rockin’ Sock Clubs and specializes in handpainted yarns in a variety of fibers.
- Indigo Moon specializes in handpainted yarns in wool, wool blends, silk and silk blends. They also have many yarns that are hand-dyed using natural dyes.
- Sunshine Yarns specializes in hand-dyed yarns in a wide array of tempting colors and weights. This small yarn company is known for movie inspired colorways such as the line for Harry Potter and Twilight. Yarn clubs are available.
Happy knitting all!