Sunday, July 22, 2018

What Can Brown Do for You?

There has been a lot of spinning happening this weekend, and to be honest, it's a bit boring. But first, here's my most recent finished skein, the HipStrings Tour de Fleece colorway:

I am absolutely in love with this skein. It's the kind of spinning I used to do all the time -- three-ply fingering weight for socks -- but have been out of practice on for a while. I was a bit disappointed with the yardage (382 yards when I was hoping for 400+) but I can't be unhappy with it when it came out so nice looking!

Once that skein was done, I set my sights on the Southern Cross Fibre chocolate Bond I wanted to spin to go with the Charollais I finished up earlier in the Tour. I was hoping to be able to spin it the same way (long draw from top) if I could so that I could use the two colors together. I mostly succeeded, though this fiber didn't cooperate as nicely as the Charollais did, so there was a lot of starting and stopping and pulling out slubs of fiber. But at least it was fast: I spun up these three bobbins in the span from Friday night to Saturday night:

And earlier this afternoon, I plied most of the singles into another giant skein:

I've since wound it on my niddy noddy and put it in to soak. I hope that it'll be dry by tomorrow so I can measure the final yardage. The good news is that the plied yarn looks about right, so I'll be spinning up the remaining fiber to match. I've got a week left to finish it, and if I can spin at the same pace, that should be no problem. By next week's Sunday post, I should have a nice pile of finished Tour de Fleece spinning to show off!


  1. Ooo! I love those colors - especially the HipStrings skein!

    1. Thanks! I'm quite in love with it myself!