louet s10

And as soon as I got it, I made these!

first wheel spun

The first two are Spunky Eclectic, Perfect Storm, and Thunderstorm respectively. I love them. The third is an unknown wool/alpaca blend I got from a swap partner. It's soft, and has a lot of yardage.

One thing I've noticed since spinning on my wheel is that my yarn tends to be less dense, and more airy, resulting in more yarn. It's easier to spin skinny skinny yarn too.

I dyed some natural WotA bulky from Knitpicks with the leftover Easter egg dye, with very different results than usually seen online. It looked like yarn barf before, but now that I've taken it out into daylight, I like it a lot. It's all fuchsia and olive and purply. I might make a scarf or something.
hand dyed

Oh! Angie suckered me into making one of those mitered square blankets. But instead of torturing myself with sock yarns, I'm using up all my sport and worsted weight yarns. It's cheerful, and I've already caught myself calling it "blankie". I'm starting to run low on colors, so I've started a pillow cover from knit picks. I like it. It matches nothing I own. lol
patchwork blanket

pillow case

No new news on the fiber sampling front. I'm almost spinning the rommedale, but I don't know if it's the way I carded it, or the way the fiber was sheared, but I've got mega nepps on this on. It makes me crazy. I've got the arrangements all made for my California red, I've got an eBay bid placed on a Clun Forrest fleece and a pound of targhee. This is going to be really bad. A large portion of this is my crazy craving for the scent of lanolin. I should probably just buy a sheep. That would really drive the German Shepherd next door super crazy.

I leave you with these lovely photos. Feel free to gank them.
stockinette field



Angie J said...

Ooh you're a lot farther on your blanket then I am on Mine. Did you navajo ply your spunky electric fibers? or just 2 ply them.

Erin said...

They're both 2 plys and I have a few yards of leftovers from each that are n-ply. I've been using worsted and sport weights on my blankie, so the squares are bigger and go a lot faster than your sock yarn blankie. ;)