Sunday, July 28, 2013

Bonus Fiber

Shortly after my Bee Mice Elf order showed up, the next club shipment arrived.


The fiber this time around was a 60% superwash merino/30% bamboo/10% nylon blend in a colorway called Herbs on Ice. I've spun merino/bamboo before, and it's a very shiny, somewhat slippery blend to spin. When knit up, it's silky and has great drape, and it's also a bit cool to the touch. I think the yarn might have a tad too much drape for socks, but I was in the mood to spin sock yarn again, so I started a three-ply fingering. The first bobbin is done and the second is about halfway through.


Isn't that shine amazing? I'm interested to see how the colors will blend in the plied yarn. With the exception of that dark purple you can see there at the end of the bobbin, most of the colors are fairly pastel.

Meanwhile, I've been pretty good the past week and have been continuing to work on my spindle project during my lunch break. As of Friday night, I have five sock batts spun up and one still to go.


Yes, I'm still using my uber-fancy storage "bobbins" to hold my singles. I predict that the last batt will be all spun up by next weekend, which means I'll be able to ply. I'm going to be plying on one wheel or the other -- I really don't care for plying on a spindle because of the weight, and it's a lot faster and more efficient for me to ply on the wheel anyway. Perhaps that's cheating, but the goal is to end up with yarn, right?

1 comment:

Sasha said...

I'm loving Herbs on Ice. The colors are really pretty! I hope it makes great sock yarn, because I think I'm spinning the same blend from Yarn Hollow and hoping that I'll have enough for socks :)
p.s. I love your tp roll bobbins :)