Friday, March 27, 2009

This Grafton batt was so gorgeous and warm. Now that it's spun the yarn is reminiscent of 60/70's appliances. Remember Harvest Gold and that icky brown? All it needs is some avocado. Going to have to wait a while to do the other half. It drafted very easily, colorfast. 1 3/4 oz, 150 yards, n-plied. I really hate n-ply but wanted to keep the colors. Some of the joins are loose but pretty good on the whole for the first time on the wheel. Soft enough for socks. Would recommend this fiber but not the color.
We're having a slightly warm day. Did a little weeding and mulching. Daffodils, hyacinth and primrose blooming. Pansies bulking up. Leaf buds out.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

230 yards, 4 oz 2ply BFL from AllSpunUp March fiber club. Minor miracle that I have kept up with these clubs so far. spun singles on the Journey Wheel. Larisa came over and helped set it up, would have taken me days. The draw-in was stronger than I'm used to so the singles were a little tightly spun. So I plied (on the Lendrum) a little tighter and got a more Koigu-like yarn. Took about 50 pictures over a week of gray weather and this is the best. The roving is accurate but the yarn has a greenish cast to it.
The JW is quite cute and a marvel of organization. I got to go to the local spinning group last week and it was good to have a portable.
Seeing buds on some bushes, the crocus are almost done, midget iris are out. The weeds are also out.

Friday, March 6, 2009

355 yards, 3 ply, 6 oz. A 4oz sw merino "Sweet Pea" and a 2oz swm/bamboo from the fiber club. Both from FatCatKnits. They went together beautifully with the bamboo lending a touch of shiny and the turquoise giving a pop of color. Needed springy color.
Moose is still ill but getting stronger and no longer needing much attention from me. So back to spinning. We still have a little snow on the ground from our "Mega Storm" on Monday. All 4" of it. Terrible how the media get people so agitated. I know other areas had bad problems but not here. Slated to start warming up now.