the yarn edition

Posted on | August 16, 2012 | 12 Comments

Like I said, I’ve been spinning…

700+ yards of three ply – Superwash Panda Fiber Sock Batts from The Cupcake Fiber Company.  I bought these in March 2011, can’t believe I waited so long to spin it!

400+ yards of chain plied Villain, March’s Hello Yarn Club fiber.  This is also a blend of superwash merino, bamboo and nylon.  These will be some awesome socks!

250ish yards of mystery wool with sari silk bits – no idea what this will be!

I don’t remember the yardage on this but I had 8 oz. of it, I think it was around 700.  Another Hello Yarn Fiber Club offering – Broken Things on Falkland wool.  One of these days I’ll knit up a crazy blanket with all my multi-colored handspun.  I certainly have enough of it.

Just to cleanse the pallet, here’s a picture of the boy practicing his guitar!  He’s going to be a junior this year.  I am dumbfounded.

Yet another Hello Yarn Fiber Club offering – Splendid on Romney.  This just wanted to be singles, although I hardly ever spin singles.  The staple length was really long, I think it’ll be lovely in something lacy.

And this is what I’m spinning now – Pate de Fruit on Rambouillet.  I’ve never spun Rambouillet before – it’s similar to merino I think, very bouncy and poofy.

Honestly, I’ll be happy when this spin is finished.  I think I might be all spun out.  I’ve reached that stage that seems to come at the end of every season – I don’t want to work on any current projects.  I’m bored with it all.  But since so much of my yarn is in storage (and I haven’t missed it! Shocker!), finishing up current projects is pretty much my only option.  Which is probably a good thing, but nothing to get excited over!



12 Responses to “the yarn edition”

  1. Meg
    August 16th, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    Such pretty yarn you’ve made! I tend to spin more than knit in the summertime, and that’s been true again this year. I’m way behind you in output though. When does the stash come out of storage?

  2. Cookie
    August 16th, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    Such beautiful spinning! You really have been busy. Let me know if/when you want to do a Joan along. I might be able to find some yarn somewhere ;^)

  3. Kai Mistry
    August 16th, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    Wow! Beautiful spins!! I haven’t spun anything in a long, long time.. your spins are inspiring.

  4. melissa
    August 16th, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    gorgeous gorgeous amazing spinning!
    you are awesome!!

  5. Jacey
    August 16th, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    WHOA. Yes, you have! I am especially enamored with that first Hello Yarn skein. DIVINE. I think a multi-colored handspun blanket should definitely be in your queue. ;)

  6. Carole
    August 16th, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    That’s all beautiful spinning! I especially like the singles in the last photo.

  7. Laurie
    August 17th, 2012 @ 5:23 am

    You haven’t missed your yarn? Shocking. Maybe that means you should destash mightily.

    The singles are lovely. Every time I try singles, I fail. Too much twist.

  8. j.
    August 18th, 2012 @ 6:12 am

    My favorite is the first, blue yarn. It’s soooo pretty!

  9. cyndy
    August 20th, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    Lovely skeins! Beautiful texture in that mystery yarn!

    A Junior this year! GAH!

  10. kmkat
    August 22nd, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    Beautiful yarns. Nice quilt on the boy’s bed, too ;-)

  11. Erica
    August 22nd, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

    Wow, you have been spinning! So much beautiful yarn. You have a nice range of colors/weights/textures, too. You’ll have a great stash to dive into anyway, when you decide you’re ready for it. =)

  12. Robyn
    August 26th, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    Wow, those are some nice hanks of yarn!