Actual Yarn Content

When I named my blog I specifically choose one to reference yarn and writing. I am a fiber artist with a hefty Ravelry project page. So, the lack of yarn content on this blog is pathetic to me. I did start the blog in a bit of a dry spell. I’ve been working on customs that have been rather time consuming.

However, they’re no good reason not to show you some old stuff. I learned to spin yarn a couple years ago. This is my spinning wheel, Rosie. She’s good to me and we make beautiful yarn babies together.

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Currently on her bobbins are two singles. The purple is some Malabrigo merino and the multi colored stuff is either BFL or Faulkland.

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I’m seriously considering plying them together. I had hoped to Navajo ply the Malabrigo onto itself but when I tried I got a tangly mess. I think it’s a bit overspun.
Previous yarns Rosie has made with me:

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Natural alpaca on top in cocoa, real merino, and more natural alpaca in grey shades. I have a TON of alpaca because there are no less than three alpaca owners/breeders at my knitting group. One of them owns the yarn shop. In my to-spin pile is a good pound of brown alpaca that I hope to blend with wool for a sweater.

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A cloche I knit from some handspun BFL:

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And finally, my current knitting project, a hooded cape that looks awkward due to bunching on the needles:

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So there’s a peek into my yarn world. (And my office. Yes, those are my stuffed animals. I’ve had that penguin since I was a preschooler.)

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