Friday, January 02, 2009

Still Spinning

This is a pound of black Corriedale that I needed to spin up for another lab robe.



This is how much space it takes up as yarn. Part of my motive for weaving with handspun is to reduce my fleece stash. I can't start weaving this until I rainbow dye the grey yarn for the other color.

I bought this Blue-faced Leicester at the Guild Christmas party from Mim and have already spun one bobbin. I love BFL but the color is turning out to be a little too pink for my taste. I think it's going to see a dye pot. In fact, I do believe there's a dye day in my near future.

6 comments:

MiniKat said...

Love the Corriedale. It looks so wonderful.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Ditto on what Mim said :)
Lovely yarn!

Valerie said...

It's always amazing how much less space the yarn takes up!

Lovely spinning!

Wool Enough said...

Me too. That black Corriedale looks beautiful.

vlb5757 said...

What does BFL feel like? I don't think I have ever spun any of it. I did spin some that was a combination of BFL and something else. It was wonderful. I can't wait to see what you knit up.

Jane said...

Every time I see the lovely products from your spinning, I feel compelled to sit at my wheel and give it a whirl. My beginning spinning workshop has long since past. Some daily practice would do me good!

In April, though, I'll be taking a spinning workshop from a Scottish gentleman, and am really looking foward to that.

My secret (OK, so it's not a secret now) fiber fantasy is to spin up, dye, and weave up all the fiber for a full sized traditional pine tree and snowball coverlet. (Check with me when I'm in my 90s and see if I've accomplished this!) :-)

Thanks for the spinning inspiration. I so hope that one day I will stop spinning "novelty yarns."

Jane