Wednesday, January 19, 2011

[Witty Title I might think of at a later date]

 Skein #3 was a quick 2.3 oz batt which I spun up into a fairly uneven two ply to make fringe for my crazy train wrap.

Skein #4 was spun as a single of mottled purple (Fiber Optic Yarns "bramble" faux batik BFL) and a single of very deep blue (Fiber Optic Yarns "sapphire" faux batik BFL),
 plied together to make one fabulous yarn!

The colors are a lot more intense in person, but getting a good photo is almost impossible. 
Skein #5 is spun and plied, but still resting on a bobbin, and skein #6 is about halfway spun!  I'm impressed with my own fortitude thus far.  Please keep up the comments as they make me a happy spinner;)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mischief managed

I promised some very nice ladies that I would post pics of my first skein tonight, and while it's technically after midnight now, I'm not in bed yet so I'm calling it good!  Without further preamble here is my very first skein:
206 yards of smooshy merino goodness poured off my wheel on Saturday afternoon!  I was at a party with good company and had a great deal of "down" time, so I made the most of it and finished skein number two as well:
322 yards of heavy lace weight yarn spun from batts containing merino wool, camel, silk and a tiny bit of firestar.  I actually designed this colorway for a contest on the Corgi Hill Farms Ravelry group, and after it was released I just had to buy some of it!  I called it marmalade on toast, and it turned out quite a bit more decadent than any toast I've ever had.
So there you have it; two skeins down and fifty to go.  Wish me luck because I'm going to need it!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

And so it begins...

My husband has been very supportive at all mentions of this year long endeavor, and to thank him for that I offered to let him choose the first fiber to be spun.  He selected this lovely merino roving in the tulip colorway from the Pancake and Lulu 2010 fiber club.  This braid was the April installment.
Wish me luck!