Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Big Spinning Update!

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First, thanks for all your nice comments about my cabled sweater and my Citron :) Second, as you might have deduced from the thumbnails above, I have developed a bit of a backlog of handspun yarns to show you: five single ply, two Navajo ply, and one 2-ply.

Handspun Yarn I: Serpent

Fiber: Pigeonroof Studios 80% Merino Wool, 20% Silk Roving
Stats: 288 yards (129 g), ~11-14 wpi (sport weight)
Ply: single ply

Comment: Silky, shiny, ssslithery... (alliteration is my friend)

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Handspun Yarn II: Amethyst

Fiber: All Spun Up 50% Merino Wool, 25% Silk, 25% Bamboo Roving
Stats: 355 yards (127 g), ~14 wpi (fingering weight)
Ply: single ply

Comment: A silky, shiny yarn that was a smooth spin.

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Handspun Yarn III: Beach Glass with Peaches

Fiber: Whorling Tides 60% Merino Wool, 40% Bamboo Roving
Stats: 533 yards (110 g), ~20 wpi (light fingering / lace weight)
Ply: Chain (Navajo) ply

Comment: Hmmm... is anyone else noticing that I seem to have a thing for silky, shiny fibers :)

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Handspun Yarn IV: Blaze

Fiber: All Spun Up Wensleydale Combed Top
Stats: 628 yards (129 g), ~23 wpi (light fingering/heavy lace)
Ply: single ply

Comment: I found out I love spinning Longwools!

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Handspun Yarn V: Raisin Wannabe

Fiber: Spunky Eclectic, Spunky Club November 2008, Shetland Roving
Stats: 185 yards (113 g), ~9-11 wpi (light worsted)
Ply: Chain (Navajo) ply

Comment: This was such a fun, easy spin!

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Handspun Yarn VI: Dragonfly

Fiber: Enchanted Knoll Farm Superwash Merino/Silk Batts
Stats: 445 yards (116 g), ~16 wpi (light fingering)
Ply: single ply

Comment: Sparkly! A pleasant spin.

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Handspun Yarn VII: Jade

Fiber: Faerie Mountain Fibers Superwash Bluefaced Leicester Roving dyed with Weld and Indigo
Stats: 243 yards (54 g), ~22 wpi (light fingering/heavy lace)
Ply: single ply

Comment: Required quite a bit of pre-drafting, but the lovely, natural colors made up for it!

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Handspun Yarn VIII: Champagne

Fiber: Spunky Eclectic, Spunky Club December 2008, Wool Combed Top
Stats: 441 yards (108 g), ~16 wpi (fingering)
Ply: 2-ply

Comment: A nice spin :)

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14 comments:

SJ said...

My goodness, you've been busy! They all look great -- but I must admit that I have a thing for the shiny yarns/fibers, too!

Laura said...

Okay, I'll say it: I think roving is ugly. It's one of the reasons I have resisted the spinning bug. But, wow. The yarn that you've made from it is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous! Thank you for posting the original roving next to the yarn so us non-spinners can see what beautiful results one can get from the blech.

mick said...

These are so amazing yarns! I am always so dazzled by the silky singles you spin (yes, hi, I like alliteration too, apparently!), but I really love the non-shiny versions here. Champagne, particularly, is just so gorgeous, but I love your navajo plying as well. You are so talented!

Oiyi said...

Wowza! You have spun up a lot. So beautiful!

Disentangled said...

Such beautiful work! I can't get over how lovely each one is...and all the different spinning styles! :)

Linda said...

Beautiful array of spinning! I love all of them. Spinning singles for yarn isn't something I have tried yet.

June said...

Beautiful work - it's always a pleasure to see your handspun.

Knittymuggins said...

Pretty pretty pretty!

knittymuggins

sula said...

This may be a backlog but I still think you are a hero! Beauties, all of them.

Laiane said...

What colors! I'm not a spinner (the actual Just Knitting is enough to suck up all my free time), so I don't understand half the terms; but that doesn't mean I can't admire and drool over it!

Eklectika! said...

Nice! I've been so slacking on my spinning of late. I think Blaze is just gorgeous, but Champagne is a close second for my favorite of this lot...

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Ella said...

WoW! A veritable plethora of drool-worthy colors and spins! I think my favorite is blaze, followed by Amethyst. There's no resisting the yarn or the kitty...

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1funkyknitwit said...

OMG I've just died and gone to heaven with all this yarn.

I've just discovered you and I'm a beginner spinner, long time knitter, and this is such wonderful inspiration :D