Handspun Happiness


IMG_5209It has been a while since I’ve done a post on my handspun yarns but, never fear, I haven’t been slacking off on my 2014 goal of spinning 14lbs this year.  I have just been a little lax in taking photos of the finished skeins before I knit with them or before they go out the door to new homes.

My first spin this month is a second bump of “Sochi” by Greenwood Fiberworks.  This bump is merino (my first bump was BFL) and I opted to spin this as a sportweight N-ply.  I really love the bright and cheery colors and I know that this is going to make something extra fun.

IMG_5216Second up is 4oz of corriedale in “Acorns” colorway by Spunky Eclectic.  I love the springiness of this wool and the colors are absolutely amazing.  They range from a light blue/green to wonderful rusty browns.  This skein was also spun up as an N-ply and I have the feeling that it is going to make a really fantastic cowl!

IMG_5210Now this spin is a little extra special.  It is N-plyed BFL in “Ring of Fire” colorway by Nest Fiberstudios.  I tore the fiber into chunks and sorted according to color, spinning the deepest red through to the golden yellow and since it has been N-plyed, it retains the long color sections and gradual shifts to the next color.  I’m not sure what this will be knit into yet, but it is telling me that it would be a really wonderful background yarn for a colorwork cowl.

IMG_5264This fiber, a really wonderful Wensleydale in “Making Tracks” colorway by Spunky Eclectic, has already told me that it desperately wants to be mittens.  It is shiny, silky, and the colors are oh, so delicious.  Paired with a nice simple mitten pattern and it truly will be divine!

They only spin for May that I am missing in this post is my wonderful handspun Romney in “To The Lighthouse” colorway by Northbound Knitting, but you’ve already seen it.  It is the yarn from my Click mitten post earlier this week.  😀

Hope your weekend is full of sunshine and crafting!


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