September was another very fiberlicious month. I spun a total of 20 oz of wool, which bring my total for the year up to 10.5 lbs! I’m actually only 12 oz away from my spinning goal of 12 lbs now but that is for the October spinning recap (and I tried out new fibers/indie dyers too!).
This month just passed, was a very Greenwood month … Greenwood Fiberworks, that is. I used 1 lb of Carolyn’s delightful fiber to create lots of fun new yarns. The three sheep on her logo are very well known around this household and when I start on a new braid of fiber, Judah and Willow can’t wait to get their hands on “the sheep” which have been included in many an art project here! lol
Pictured above is 4oz of merino in Carolyn’s “Copper Hills” colorway spun up as an N-plyed sport weight. This yarn is definitely going to be some socks! I love the bold and bright colors.
The next skein is 4oz of polwarth in “Tribe” colorway, fractally spun as a fingering weight 3 ply. It is soft and springly and just plain gorgeous. This is going to finish my handspun Rockerfeller which I am hoping to finish up in the near future.
Next was 8oz of BFL in “Calypso” colorway, spun up as an aran weight 2 ply. I love, love, LOVE this fiber! It is silky and soft and make the best finished projects. If you’ve never spun BFL before, I encourage you to give it a go. I’m sure that you’ll love it as much as I do.
And my last spin for September was both a new fiber and a new dyer. It is 4oz of Falkland in “Saffron” colorway by Northbound Knitting. This was another fiber that I could spin tons and tons of. I really enjoyed the deep, rich color and am saving these skeins for a handspun Daybreak.
As I have mentioned above, I am already throwing myself headlong into my October spinning and have only 12oz left to reach my 12lb goal. My theme for my October spinning is skinny singles so I am working on my spinning consistency and some really lovely yarns for socks and shawls. And I’ve also been challenging myself to use the manual setting on my camera for the yarn pics over the past couple of months. I have A LOT to learn about photography but I’m really enjoying it. Sometimes the shots come out really well and other times things go terribly wrong. I’m getting a little better all the time at figuring out what went wrong with the shot and how to correct it.
Do you create little mini challenges for your crafting? Do you sometimes work in project themes too? I’d love to hear all about it!