Saturday, September 01, 2007
The kittens are getting fatter! And bigger! Look how sleek they are!
Wool blend in "walkabout" colorway from Spunky Eclectic. This blend was a dream to spin up, it drafted beautifully and practically spun itself. I'm loving how the colors have softened and muted, but still remain very distinct and rich.
Superwash merino in "Rosy Rocks" colorway from Funky Carolina. This was also a dream to spin and the first yarn I spun up entirely on the Kromski. It was a little bit hard in the hand after spinning, but I gave it a wash in some wool soak, beat the hell out of it and let it hang dry and it has become appropriately soft and yummy. This is going to become a Rose Congou scarf for a tea friend.
test sock in superwash merino/tussah silk "Cloudy Oceans" colorway from Dragonfibers. I'm just mucking around here, I haven't even set the twist with this yarn. It's being knit right off the niddy noddy. I wanted to see how my handspun yarn would be in a sock and watch how the colors played.
Reading the Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook and trying to get a better understanding of fiber. What's your favorite book about spinning and fiber? What was the most valuable to you in learning about different fibers and what to do with each?
I am going to seek air conditioning now. It is entirely too hot in Southern California.