I’ve been in a knitting slump all summer and I’m not sure why. The weather has been brutally hot and despite having the central air on at all times I just can’t seem to pick up anything to knit. I am also seriously behind on my 10 shawls in 2010 with a grand total of three. I have three more on the needles and one waiting to be frogged. I have been spinning up a storm though, 2,773.5 yards this summer alone, and a grand total of 4,786 yards for the year! I tried something new this time around and really played with color. I have been lusting over some Raveler’s handspun yarn that shifted colors and wanted to try it myself. I took this merino/bamboo from All Spun Up
I separated the colors progressing from really light, to dark green and spun them up. The end results are exactly what I wanted to achieve. 700 yards
I’ve also tried my hand at spinning a thicker weight yarn. 143 yards
I n-plied this Polwarth from All Spun Up with hopes of making a light worsted weight yarn. It is thick and thin in places and no where near perfect but it should make some nice wrist warmers.
I spin some yarn for socks for Scott:
This is n-plied Blue Moon Fiber Arts Sheep 2 Shoe kit in Sockgate2 I think, 511.5 yards.
I also spun up some merino/soysilk from PigeonRoof Studios in “Plumeria” 745 yards
I found the soysilk to be very sticky and hard to draft so I predrafted the entire roving before spinning. After I washed the skein the fibers softened up a bunch and should knit into something soft and lovely.
My favorite has to be this merin/tencel from Poppy Flower Fiber, 674 yards
I really wanted to get closer to 1000 yards but I'll settle for the evenness of the yarn and the beautiful drape it has. This will make a really lovely Red Dragon Shawl.
Now my fingers are itching to spin up some of the merino/bamboo/silk that I have stashed.