Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Forgot to post about this, done in Feb/ March. Nicest fiber I've ever spun, 50/50 Bfl/Alpaca from CrosswindFarm on etsy. Very reasonable price for liquid silver. 2 1/2 lbs, 1600 yards, 3 ply. Dead ringer for Ultra Alpaca but a little smoother and of course denser. DK swatched on 5's. I was nervous buying it cause I just bought one to try and then was worried someone would have snapped up the rest. Really boring spinning all this plain color but it's very wonderful yarn in a sweater quantity. Yay. Highly unlikely to be knitted anytime soon. Someday there will be a box for spinners where you can put in the yarn and a description and the knitted article will come out the other side in a couple of days.

Officially Obsessed

Another Grafton n-ply. 1 batt, 300 yards. This time using the little white bathroom as a light box produced almost perfect colors. It's a very rich colorway. April. I'm still 3 batts behind. No idea what to do with these except hoard. They're difficult but very compelling to me.
So hot here that even with A/C wool is distasteful. Should be making an effort to plant stuff but afraid the little plants are withering in pots. Hoping it cools off before the weekend as Sheep & Wool is miserable when hot. Poor animals.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Why would Costco sell packages of men's black socks with each pair a different pattern? Very small differences in pattern. Certain men can't match up these socks but know to complain if they suspect the laundry person might not have.

Yarn from batt on the right in the previous post. 250 yards sportweight, 3 ply, 4 oz. Afraid my yarn suffers from density. I will never get the big yardages but it's not going to wear out any time soon. An interesting thing about the Grafton batts so far is that they are all guy-friendly colors. This one reminds me of the old Pendleton blankets. Picture on the right is closest in color. The yarn has a great deal of depth due to the amount of black fiber. All the colors are heathered, deep not bright.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The more I looked at the last yarn, the nicer it seemed. So I joined the year club, a great deal. Expecting that it would start in a month. But Feb and March came Friday. And a very cute multi-colored spindle. One thing you can say about Grafton batts: they are the most photogenic fiber prep in existence. Now I have the tension of deciding what to do with them. 2 or 3 ply, preserve the stripe????