I can’t believe that it is the 22nd of January and I just remembered that I have my December handspun yarns to share. Where did January go!
The first yarn to share was spun from 6oz really lovely CuckooBatts from ArtClubShop.com in “Seaweed” colorway. I decided to make some pseudo-rolags and spin them into a soft and fluffy 2 ply woolen yarn. These were a ton of fun to work with and the finished yarns are oh-so-squishy and wonderful.
The next bit of handspun to share was a first for me … my first time processing raw fleece. This was 4oz of raw Border Leicester that I scoured, carded, and spun woolen style and let me tell you, I can’t wait to do it again! These is something truly amazing about taking fleece in its raw form and transforming it into a soft and bouncy ball of yarn. For those of you who are interested in learning more about processing raw wool, I highly recommend you check out Rosa’s blog post about processing Princess’s lovely wool.
And last but not least, was the November Spunky Club Fiber shipment, 4oz of Wensleydale in “Not So Seaworthy” colorway. I’m really in love with this fiber. It is silky, and shiny, and has beautiful drape … I could spin POUNDS of this fiber! This 4oz told me that it wanted to be light fingering weight singles for either a nice pair of socks or a shawl. Who am I to argue with fiber? lol
So, are you ready for the grand total spun in 2012?
My total for 2012 was 237oz of wool spun … that is 14lbs and 13oz. And, I have knit through a lot of the handspun already so my fiber/yarn stash still fits quite comfortably in my basket.
I enjoyed spinning the 12lbs so much that I’ve joined up for 13lbs in 2013 and my sweet fiber sister, Tina of Peacefully Knitting, is planning to go for it this year too. Be sure to stay tuned to both of our blogs for updates on more of the spinning fun!