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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

You spin me right round baby right round!

I have rekindled a love affair with my Ashford Joy spinning wheel. I don't know what made me put it away but now that it's out, it's out forever! I have been super busy and have some beautiful yarn to prove it. I'm going to a knit & spin night at a local restaurant and it's so inspiring to see what everyone else is doing. Here are some photos of my handspun...

This was hand dyed by me (yay!) I seriously love it. I'm calling it "An Affair to Remember" and my DH is jealous! It was purchased at Marr Haven and was a 60ct Champagne colored merino.
my favorite yarn

This is merino and mohair. It was a batt and was a dream to spin. This also came from Marr Haven!
Vivid Dreams Merino and Mohair

This is superwash merino that I got from Jenna. I believe she purchased it from an etsy store. It spun up very well but the ends were cut, like with scissors. Weird.
Dk Celadon SW Merino

More merino that was very spin able. More fiber from Marr Haven.
Sky Blue Merino

Purchased this through Copperpot Woolies. I was envisioning something very different but I think this is good to. I call it "I Miss the 70's."
Hot Rocks

This is a small amount of baby alpaca that I mistakenly spun up in the wrong direction. I did a center pull ball and plied from that. I don't recommend it. I'm not entirely sure where this fiber came from. I ended up with two 8oz packages of it. One white and one this color.
Baby Alpaca

This is also from Copperpot Woolies and I love it.
Beach Glass

This is from Marr Haven. It was merino and silk and absolutely unbelievable to spin.
blue merino and silk 2 ply detail

I've had this for quite some time. It's Blue Faced Leicester and there is just nothing like it. I basically learned to spin with this and I fell in love. I purchased this a couple of years ago at Friends of Wool.
bfl 2 ply

This is also from Marr Haven. It's more merino! Equally loved.
green merino 2 ply detail

This is only a part of what I've done. I will post more pics soon. I plan to dye some more roving and I've bought some Cascade 220 that is white in a worsted weight to do some other experimenting. If you don't spin... you should!

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