Thursday, February 11, 2010

Spin Span & Spun

Just a few clips of finished spinning projects:) The first two are results from my Wacky Batty Club at Lunabudknits. I always like to card up an extra batch for myself and these are the results.

Merino, flax, sari silk, firestar, glitz, alpaca and sequins.

I slightly fulled the finished yarn so that the twist would even out and not skew any knitting job it is destined to be.

This yarn is from the roving I bought from Sylvia at the Spinning Retreat. The purple/green skein is 148yards, blue-green skein is 192 yards and the four peachy/green/purple skeins total 810 yards. All rovings were spun with a long draw to make a nice bulky & fluffy woolen style yarn.

I must apologize for the poor picture quality of this one. It is the spinning samples I did of the fleece I am about to spin and knit into a sweater. All samples are spun Woolen. From left to right : Spun from the lock, Spun from drum carded wool, Spun from drum carded wool with drop spindle. I have decided to go with the drum carded version of the fleece for the finished sweater. I've decided to go with the middle sample for the sweater:) The fleece is one I bought a year or so ago from the same Sylvia who I bought the roving for the yarn in the pic above. Guess you could say I am addicted to her lovely wool!


Delighted Hands said...

The new skeiins look fabulous-love the sequins!

Silver said...

OMG, that purple one makes me want to go sit at my wheel. I don't know what it is about it, but it reminds me of when I used to spin by myself and have no one to talk to about it ... When it sort of felt like a secret, in a good way. ;)

Other Fun Facts..................

I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.

I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)

'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)