Oh my, how did a month get away from me? I have a few exciting things to report about. Let’s get right to it…
My first bit of news is I finished a skein of handspun. My first this year. Spinning has been a really slow hobby lately but I’m not forcing it. I am only spinning when I’m really in the mood. As my crafting time is limited, I’m trying to give in to the ebb and flow of my creative energy.
This is 615 yards of about a fingering weight wool. I wasn’t sure what it was when I bought it at my local yarn shop, but after some googling I realized this is a wool blend from Kraemer Yarns: Mauch Chunky Roving in the Jelly Bean colorway. Also, with a little more research, I realized I had spun this fiber before! I actually spun some of this five years ago, when I had only been spinning on my new wheel for a few DAYS! Here was my first take on this wool:
I found the old skein and looked at the two side-by-side. It’s a true testament to practice & progress.
This yarn isn’t soft. It’s a more rustic wool for sure, but I think it will make a lovely shawl. It was fun to spin – a nice straight staple. I also like how it looks like cream from a distance but has all these lovely colors when you look closely. Heathered yarns are my favorite.
I’ve also recently finished a pair of handspun socks! These are from a merino/tencel blend. This yarn was also spun in my first few weeks of learning to spin in 2010. Sometimes yarns have to marinate awhile before they tell you what they want to become, right? ;)
Do I even need to say Fish Lips Heel anymore? Fish Lips Heel & Pretty Little Fiber Co. = love, forever.
The last thing I’d like to share today is PLFC was featured in a magazine…what!! I was asked if a feature could be written about my blog in Knit Now magazine quite some time back. I tried to not get excited… I’ve had a lot of things fall through involving “blog features” & things of that nature so I was at the point where I didn’t even want to tell anyone about it – (one of my peeves is people who LACK FOLLOW-THRU – especially when I end up wasting my time!) So when I received a package from the UK I didn’t even know what the heck it was! But I opened up and there was the magazine with my feature. So exciting!
It’s been rainy and chilly here. I’m ready for summer to start blazing! I hope you are all enjoying your Spring.