Thursday, January 10, 2008

More Show And Tell

Wheeeee, I love to spin yarn! I had no idea that spinning was so much fun. In my last post, I showed off Little Red Schoolhouse, and then the next day it sold. I was so proud of the little yarn that could. I've been selling yarn for quite a while now, so it's not that big a deal anymore, just a really fun job. But I felt so pleased to list and sell one of my own handspun yarns. I've been learning very quickly, and enjoying every bit of it.

This one is called Marge. I spun some pretty corriedale roving into a thicker strand and some soft merino I dyed orange into a thinner strand and then plied them together. My kids and The Man loved it and said it looked like Marge Simpson. Marge is listed in my shop to rave reviews. Oh Homey.



This one doesn't have a name, but I'm keeping it for now. One strand of merino in Blue Agate, and one strand of merino in a green and purple colorway (remember the roving drying on the rack?). Verrrry soft. I think I'll make a second one, and then we're talking yardage.



This one is MINE, so don't even ask. It took me HOURS to spin. I was testing out a Fishy Wishy theory, and it worked out exactly as I hoped, so I'm thinking socks.

For Me.

I'll have to make a second batch, but I have the roving ready to go.



And speaking of handspun, these are some socks I started on Christmas Day with some lovely bulky handspun from Shunklies.etsy.com. Beautiful, soft and so fun to knit. I got one super quick sock done on The Day, and hoped to finish the second one on Boxing Day. Don't know what happened. Maybe tomorrow. It was while knitting these that I knew I had to get a wheel as soon as possible.

10 comments:

Lisa W. said...

crum woman you are making me want to try spinning...not like i have any extra time to do that or anything...gorgeous stuff there!

idyll hands said...

Are you spinning on a wheel or with a drop spindle??

jayne said...

Hi idyll hands. Wheel! If you scroll down a few posts, you'll see it. I've never used a drop spindle or done any spinning until a week or so ago when I bought my wheel.

(It's fun!)

Hee hee hee, lisa, you'll find the time :)

Alpaca Granny said...

Jayne, I'm so glad to find another spinning addict. I HAVE to spin every day....

CatBookMom said...

Don't. want. to. spin. Don't want!

That said, I *do* want the pretty blue/purple. Do I need it? Do I have a project for it? Nah. Just love, love the colors. You know me.

So much talent in those hands and that brain of yours!

CatBookMom said...

PS - that's not a SJK yarn order. I'm KFTS, Knitting from the Stash right now. Just remember the colors, please, and one of these days...

jayne said...

LOL, CBM :)

s said...

Wow Jayne, looks great!

jayne said...

Hiya s! Welcome here.

(international woman of mystery)

DancingMooney said...

You are so talented Jayne!
I absolutely love your use of color, and so glad to hear you are enjoying your new spinning machine!! Yay!!

Janell