Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Catching up

Although I have ignored my Blogs, I have not ignored my fiber-lust! My stash grows and grows with all my own spun yarns!

I purchased a HitchHiker which has replaced my Heavenly Handspinning wheel. I love my little HitchHiker and would recommend it to anyone wanting a spinning wheel!

I have 15 "skeins" of yarn that have the twist set and I've counted the yardage.
Another 7 skeins are set, but I didn't count yardage; 6 are for the February Lady Sweater, and one is on the sticks becoming a pair of socks.
Eleven more "skeins" are awaiting one or both of having the twist set and yardage counted. That is 32 "skeins" of yarn. All of varying weights and lengths from under 100 to over 400 yards. My husband asked what I was doing with all the yarn; my reply was to add it to my stash!
I'm really not sure what to do with it all, I was just having so much fun learning to spin that I kept spinning and spinning! Maybe I should list some in my store as destash at cut rate prices just to clear out my closet!

I'll update the sock progress at another time, but right now, I'm sticking to my spinning, so I can show you my first project with my spun yarn (I am not going to count the pink and brown scarf as scraves don't count as "projects"!)

These socks are being knit from a bamboo/wool blend of roving I purchased and dyed before spinning. The colors didn't turn out quite like I wanted, but I think they will become fine socks to wear with jeans this fall, or even this summer if we keep having rather cool days like today!

happy spin/knitting


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