all the spinning

For the past two-ish months I’ve been spinning, quite a bit. First it was because the 3oz of merino that I dyed with leftover Easter egg dye was sitting there waiting for me to finish it and it has been sitting for a long time. Finally I found the gumption to finish it. Then I wound those singles into a center pull ball and 2-plied it.

184 yards merino 2ply leftover easter

never doing that again. It was a major pain. However, from the 6oz of fiber I ended up with two hanks and a total of 303 yards of light-ish worsted yarn in a blinding bright colors. I started a pair of socks awhile ago with the first finished hank, but I’m not sure about them. I might rip it out and work a pair of kid mittens.

Then there was a braid of superwash merino from Sakina needles in the jam sandwich colorway that hopped onto my wheel while I was in between projects and wanted to start my Daddy’s mittens but didn’t really want to….which I have started, finished the outside shells. Put them down to wait for the yarn for linings, now I just have to well, start the linings… anyway….

135 yards superwash merino

I truly love how this yarn came out. It was amazing to spin, the fiber was so soft. I’m not sure what I’m going to knit with it, mittens? hat? a cowl? I have 135 yards of worsted weight, navajo plied. (which by the way I’m so happy with how my plies came out!) Then the kids and I started talking about mittens, Bryce said he didn’t really want thrummed mittens anymore and I asked him if I could spin the fiber that we dyed and then make him mittens from that yarn. I was ecstatic when he said yes. Strange when you become a parent that the things that make you incredibly happy are so small.

164 yards merino in colorway frog pond

This almost a DK weight 165 yards and also navajo plied. I love love love how this one came out. It makes me so happy, I want to try to replicate the fiber so I can spin more. Wouldn’t these colors make a fantastic pair of socks? I think this yarn is going to make a fab pair of mittens.

Then because I had to order new yarn for the lining of Daddy’s mittens ( I didn’t like the yarn I ordered the first time, it was a plain grey, and it looked crappy with the tan and dark brown) I started something else to spin…. I grabbed a 4oz braid of Enchanted knoll farm superwash merino in “she sells she sells” from the fiber drawer

4oz, 165 yards

and ended up with 165 yards of sport weight again with the navajo plied, its so pretty and soft. Makes me think of ice cream. I have absolutely love how it came out, but have no idea’s on what to use it for.

In the end of 5 weeks of spinning and plying I have a basket of my handspun that makes me feel so very happy.

basket of handspun
even if I can’t take a decent picture of it….

can you believe Monday I will have had my wheel for a year? It hardly seems like it.

PS. I dyed more roving to spin, I can’t wait to start on it. But should work on either Daddy’s mittens or Allysa’s sweater for school……
PPS I’m almost done with all my dentist appointments, Thursday I had the implants put it, and holy crap they hurt so much that day, but then today and yesterday I’ve been ok. Then again I haven’t really had any food you would have to chew…. I have to go back to get one crown replaced because the dentist didn’t like how it looked and sent it back to the lab. Then he’ll adjust them all and then I’ll be done.
PPPS sugar free pudding sucks. I bought it by accident, didn’t realize it was sugar free till I ate some and it icky.
PPPPS School starts here in 10 days, part of me is sad that summer is over and the other part of me can’t wait. There is also the part that feels bad that Allysa missed her kindergarten orientation because Kailey was sick.
PPPPPS Can you tell that the dentist gave me painkillers? Even though I only seem to need them at night, they seem to mess with my body the next day too.

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9 responses

  1. Your spinning looks great. There is a cowl in my queue on ravelry that the jam sandwich would look great in I think. I will send you the link. I got my package and it is awesome. I love love love love love love love the bag. I already have put my current sock project in it even though it won’t be in there long since I am on the toe of the second sock. Thanks so much.

  2. There must be something in the air. I have been spinning in between working on a pair of socks. When I get frustrated with the sock I go spin so that calms me down. I was spinning for three hours last night and started working on piling my singles. I only have four spools so I need to get moving! You did a great job with your skeins. I have a ways to go! I feel inspired now.

  3. So much spinning! Pretty. I’m sure you’ll think of something to knit it up into.

    Hope your birthday is pain free but not sugar free! That’d just be wrong. Happy Birthday!

  4. Your spinning looks great. There is a cowl in my queue on ravelry that the jam sandwich would look great in I think. I will send you the link. I got my package and it is awesome. I love love love love love love love the bag. I already have put my current sock project in it even though it won't be in there long since I am on the toe of the second sock. Thanks so much.;. All the best!!

  5. your spinning looks fabulous! i am envious. i’ve thought about getting a wheel (i even have the cash stashed for it) but right now, i barely have time to knit, much less take up a new hobby.
    so, i guess i’ll have to love your little basket of handspun instead 🙂

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