March Handspun

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March was a really fun spinning month for me … but I say that every month don’t I?  I guess that just means that I enjoy spinning 🙂

This month I was working on a couple of challenges which I combined together … spin a sweater’s worth of yarn and combo spinning.  I decided on 1.5 lbs of brown Shetland combed top with I over dyed in three different semi-solid colorways.  I’m really quite happy with how the finished yarn turned out.  It is lovely and round (it is a 3ply) and the colors have a nice heathery look.

While I was spinning, I didn’t really have a particular project in mind as I figured that the yarn would let me know what it wanted to be.  Now it is telling me it wants to be a Grettir but I’ll need to do some more spinning for the contrast colors.  So you know what happens next?  I’ll be adopting some more Shetland wool to dye and spin for a lovely sweater.

 

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My second spin was part of an ongoing goal to get more comfortable with woolen spinning.  I used 4oz of fantastic carded roving from Belfast Mini Mills in an alpaca/merino/mohair blend to spin up this light and fluffy, ever so squooshy ball of sunshine. The color of this yarn just make me HAPPY.   The colorway is actually called “Good Morning Sunflowers” so how could that not make you happy 😀  I’m not sure what it is going to be yet, but I know that it will definitely be something fun.

So although the list is short this month, it definitely added up.  I spun 28 oz of wool bringing my 2013 total up to 4.5 lbs already.  And guess what?  I already have 8oz spun for April but you’ll have to stay tuned for that one but I’ll let you know right now that it is one super fun spin!

Happy crafting all!

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