Thursday, July 28, 2011

Contest Winner Announcement and an Update

I looked over all the comments for the skein contest and just couldn't decide so I used a random number generator:


Random numbers generated Jul 28 2011 at 17:56:54 by
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Which means that Tazja/Liz/SquidWidget is the winner!  How amusing that one chartreuse cephalopodian is sending non-chartreuse fibery goodness to another;)  PM me on rav with your mailing addy so I can ship out your prize!

On to the update: Very important things have happened!!!  My fabulous husband got me the bulky flyer for my spinning wheel!!!
This means I can try my hand at some artsy yarns that were beyond my capabilities before, and I can ply much longer continuous skeins now!  This is a very exciting development, as I hadn't planned on getting the flyer until x-mess:)  Dear husband, you are really quite awesome.  Thank you!
I spun this fluffy coreless corespun up as soon as I got the flyer installed on my wheel, then plied it with the remaining single from skeins 22 and 23:
Some of those tufts are easily an inch across!  This is officially skein #24^.

This next photo is way past due, as these are skeins #22 and #23, which were finished quite a while ago.  I really need to be updating more frequently:
Just under 600 yards of two ply DK weight merino, silk and firestar blend.  The pic is not very accurate color-wise as this yarn is a deeper emerald than it appears here.

This SW merino fluff is all spun up as a lace weight single right now, and will be the next yarn I ply with my new flyer!  The color is pretty close on this one.  I dyed this fiber myself a few months ago, and it turned out very pretty.

Last but not least, this awesomely bright merino/silk blend is what I'm currently working on:

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Do you want skein #20?  This lovely red/orange/yellow skein began as my September 2010 Around the Whorl fiber club selection and was originally called Chervonyy.  It is 50% SW merino/50% tencel, and spun up to 136 yards of N-plied sport weight yarn (ranging from 9 to 15 WPI).  Leave me a comment telling me what you would make with this little skein and at the end of the month I'll pick my favorite comment and mail off "hellfire" to the author!  Easy enough, right?  Well get to it!