ooooh spahkly!

I had no intentions of joining Tour de Fleece, but somehow it seems I might have. This is a “spin-along” that takes place during the Tour de France. Anyhow, I finished spinning up that purple batt I started over a month ago, spun up the sparkly batt I made at Gilead Fiber Farm, and spun up some wool-mohair I got a few years back from Friends Folly Farm. I even Navajo plied the purple yarn!

Here it all is:
purple wool single (1)
The purple wool single… I let it rest a day before plying. I swore rather a lot until I got into the swing of the chain plying.

purple wool navajo plied
Navajo or chain plied, a pseudo three-ply yarn. I ended up with one small skein (the single broke, thus the swearing) and one larger, 17 and 115 yards, respectively.

The glittery batt was like a creature. It seemed that no matter how much I spun, there was still this big fuzzy thing hanging to my left…
glitter batt glitter batt (1)

Eventually, though, the wheel ate it all up. I’m not sure what to do with this single. It needs plying, but I think I’d rather it as a two-ply than a Navajo plied yarn.
glitter batt (3) glitter batt (2)
The color is probably most correct in these photos, but it shifts and varies, and it is very sparkly.

And last for the day, a loosely plied single. This is a 50-50 wool-mohair mix.
friendsfolly_loose_single (1) friendsfolly_loose_single

I soaked all the skeins, smacked them a few times on the decks, spun the water out by swinging them around, and hung them to dry.

Oh, and I ate this today… the first sungold.
sungold 1july2012
It was very nom!

There’s another almost ready…
sungold 1july2012 (1)

3 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Kristen said,

    July 1, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

    Nice spinning lady! I’m glad you’ve decided to join in on the TDF…I was on the fence too…but then off I went spinning like a fiend…not quite as much as you, but it still counts :)

  2. 2

    kmkat said,

    July 1, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

    I like your rustic tomato trellis. Oh, and I like your yarn, too ;-)

  3. 3

    Chris said,

    July 3, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    Purple! Sparkly! :)

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