Sunday, November 22, 2020

Another Week, Another Skein

It's a lazy Sunday here chez Knit/Wit. Rainbow and I are both on vacation for the coming week, so while we did have to wake up at a reasonable hour this morning for (online) Sunday School, I technically won't have to set an alarm again until December 1.

Looking ahead to the week off, we've discussed some plans for what to do each day (because there is cooking and baking that needs to be done for Thanksgiving), but it's looking like there is going to be plenty of free time for crafting. I'm actually wondering if I can get my 20 in 2020 fiber list completely taken care of. I have finished the skein that you saw the start of last week, and I am absolutely delighted with it.

This was spun from Bond wool dyed by David of Southern Cross Fibre; the colorway was Land Under Wave. I simply spun the fiber from one end to the other and chain-plied the resulting singles so that I could maintain the colors as much as possible.

The finished yarn is fingering weight, but I suppose I plied it pretty tightly because it's only about 338 yards. I always hope for closer to 400 yards for three-ply fingering weight, but I know that my default style of spinning usually results in dense yarn, so it is what it is.

I now have only two fiber entries left on my 20 in 2020 list, and I've selected these two older SCF club shipments:

On the left is Bond in the colorway Esmerelda; on the right is organic merino in Triumph. I'm still debating how to to spin these (chain-plied fingering weight? slightly heavier two-ply?), so any input is welcome!


  1. I don't have any real input on spinning. My only advice is to try to make them as pretty as Land Under Wave. :-)

  2. Oh that fiber is going to be very pretty yarn. Your finished skein is very nice.

  3. It sounds like you have some great things cooked up for your week! I especially love the shades of lavender and sage in your Esmerelda. For a non-spinner, and maybe spinners, too (moreso for spinners??), it's magical to see how a the fleece looks once spun! Enjoy your alarm-free mornings :)

    1. It's magical to see the transformation even as a spinner!

  4. oh my - I missed that y'all are both on vacation this week - how fun! I hope you have some fun crafting planned. and cooking. Rainbow is the perfect age to learn Thanksgiving. my #1 suggestion is to TAKE NOTES. seriously, print out the recipe(s) and then write on them ... future you will be most grateful. (also, zero suggestions for the spinning except to say I can't wait to see!!)