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Adding to the yarn stash

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve made some progress in moving fiber from the spinning piles to the yarn stash.

First is the Polwarth/silk yarn I finished at the early March finishing weekend, off the bobbin, wet finished, dried and in its final skein.

From this:

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To this:

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Over the last week I also plied and finished this humbug BFL fiber that I dyed back in January.

These:

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Became these:

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This makes 1.6 lbs. spun this year.  My goal is 6 lbs. so I need to pick up the pace a little bit, but my goal is definitely doable.

In knitting news, I’ve also started to work on a new cowl, practicing the two color brioche stitch that my friend taught us.  I started with a scarf, but didn’t like the way the edges were going, and I prefer cowls and shawls to straight scarves anyway, so I ripped it back and cast on for a cowl instead.

It is fairly simple now that I’ve gotten the hang of it, so this will be good mindless TV knitting.

 

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8 thoughts on “Adding to the yarn stash

    • I have a new-to-me spinning wheel, a Matchless. It is my first time with a double drive wheel, and I love how smoothly it spins. Not very portable though.

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    • Thank you! That was a dyeing mistake that turned out to be a lucky one. I didn’t mean to leave so much of the fiber white, but the silk just soaks up dye so I didn’t have enough color in the pot. But I ended up likening the results better than what I had originally intended.

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  1. What absolutely gorgeous yarn! You’re making me want to pick up knitting again! I put it down a bit over a year ago and then found embroidery and EPP, so knitting has fallen by the wayside a bit. Your yarn looks absolutely scrumptious!

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  2. I think that’s phenomenal progress! I got my wheel out the other week after several months hiatus and it was lovely to be spinning again, though I’m nothing like as fast as you are!

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    • My spinning has been very sporadic in the last few years. I’ve recently moved the wheel to the living room so I’ll see it and remember that I could be spinning while watching TV.

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