So, I’m sitting here spinning and knitting away, getting close to finishing a few things, and I start to think about what I’m going to say about them on the blog, and then I begin to wonder, you know, when was the last time I blogged? So I checked. Oh. Okay. I’m behind again. Some day I’ll be organized enough to actually keep up. Maybe a New Year’s Resolution? Nah. :-)
Yummy Falkland from All Spun Up in the catchy colourway name of November/December Spin-a-Long. This was an easy spin, but it’s hard to capture the colours correctly. They’re deep purples and dark blues and intense greens, livened up with a bit of gold and yellow and brown.
I love it – deep and dark, with a few highlights. And even though I took about 100 pictures, those are the only ones that even remotely get the colours right. I guess I should read the manual for the dang camera some day and figure out what all those other buttons and knobs and switches are for. :-)
And from a totally different colour family:
Wonky! A quick and easy knit for a thicker yarn, and yes, it really is that bright. I used the yarn I wrote about here. It was knit up as a last minute Christmas gift, and the giftee loved it. Happiness all around.
This is 8 oz of merino, Holly Berry colourway, from the CJ Kopec November/December Spin-a-Long. I really wanted to make a thick and thin art yarn type thing, but my hands didn’t want to cooperate. I ended up spinning it into two thin plies and then holding the two together as I chain plied.
I quite like the marled tweedy effect, and it’s a good way to bulk up some otherwise thin singles. I wasted a fair bit of the fibre when I was goofing around with it, but I still ended up with 205 yards, 9 wpi, 6 ply.