January Handspun

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I enjoyed last year’s spinning challenge of 12 lbs in 2012 so much that I decided to join up with the 13 lbs in 2013.  And I’ve got a bangin’ start to this year’s spinning.

My first spin for January was 4oz of rambouillet in “Posturing” colorway by Hello Yarn.  It was my first time spinning both rambouillet and Hello Yarn fiber and it was such a treat!  The fiber is soft and fluffy and very much like merino and polwarth and the colors are bright and cheery.  I chose to spin this as an navajo plied fingering weight yarn as I plan to knit some really awesome socks!

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Next up was 4oz of BFL/Silk in “Le Tigre” colorway by Northbound Knitting.  I LOVE the drapey hand to singles spun from this fiber, and the colorway is to die for!  I chose to spin up this bump as fingering weight singles as I think it will look really wonderful knit up into a shawl … probably another Stephen West shawl 😀

 

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Next was my second bump of October Club … 4oz of superwash merino in “Summer’s End” by Spunky Eclectic.  This was a progression dye I chose to spin it as another navajo plied fingering weight yarn as it will make really awesome socks.  I mean, look at Spinnydread’s Summer’s End Socks … they’re freaking beautiful!

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My last spin for the month was 4oz of border leicester locks which I carded up into rolags and spun woolen as a bulky weight 2 ply.  The more that I play with carded fiber and long draw, the more I’m loving the whole woolen process.  I’m not really sure what this yarn will be but I’ve got a few ideas percolating.

January’s total was 16oz or 1lb of fiber spun and I’m already working on some really lovely spins for February.

What have you been working on lately?  Do you have spinning, knitting, or crochet goals you are working toward?  I’d love to hear all about them!

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