My poor spinning wheel has been neglected for far too long… so after a long day venturing out to Webs and Northampton Brewery with the LSGers I decided to finish up the Merino/Tencel from Creatively Dyed.
I started the roving a few months ago. I had one bobbin filled and it sat on the spinning wheel. I started the second bobbin. I noticed one day that the first bobbin was fuzzy and the roving had chunks in it. Kitty slobbered on the roving and the bobbin. It’s a good thing that kitty is cute because I was worried that he actually broke the yarn on the bobbin. He was this close to being a homeless kitty.
I plied the yarn last night and kitty gets to live. There was no broken yarn, just a little fuzz. Some of the slobbered parts had to be picked out. One more thing that kitty needs to stay away from…
The yarn is soft and shinny – I still need to soak it. But here it is anyway – 220ish yards or so. The colors remind me of a spring garden. Pinks and purples – with sections of dark green and blue.
After the merino/tencel was done I opened up the True Blood Batts from Corgi Hill Farm. I blame Jacie on why I now I own these… she is an dirty enabler. It is a merino, silk and firestar blend. Red with little wisps of dark purple and sparkly. Up until now, I’ve only spun from top. I’ve spun a few silk blends, but never was really happy with them. This batt is made of awesome. I can’t say enough good things about Corgi Hill Farms – they have great products, fast shipping, and there’s always some sort of goody with your order. Go order something fabulous from them and blame Jacie – it’s what I do. I have a camel/merino dark green/blue batt waiting too…
This is SOOOOOOO not my color… 🙂
The SnB is having a Super Bowl party tonight. Thanks Kristin for hosting our little shin dig. There is pork cooking in the crock pot to made into pulled pork….mmmm. I’ll also be making 7 layer Taco dip. I’ll be cheering for the Saints today. Good food/friends/times.