Sunday, December 27, 2009

What I took for Show & Tell

These are the four skeins of yarn that I took to our last Spinner Guild meeting for Show and Tell. (none of these have been washed yet) From left to right:

(white) Luna's prize winning fleece that was "over" processed into sliver or pin drafted roving - it's full of little noils but they seem to help add to the texture of the yarn. I'm going to make this into a scarf for someone who purchased it at last year's church auction.

(turquoise) This is some Blue Faced Leicester that was part of the first yarn project that I spun when I took my second spinning class a couple of years ago. It was very poorly plied and when I took the class from Judith M-M last month, she mentioned that yarn could be replied - well, by golly, it worked pretty well. I'm going to make a pair of slippers for myself from it.

(dark brown) That is Moni's fleece from last year. I'm going to just start spinning up all our Shetland fleeces so it is available to use for projects - like another vest for The Shepherd (if he'll ever let me get the measurements for the first one...) I also have a Shetland color sampler project in mind that I'd like to make -

(lite blue/pink) This is from some corriedale cross combed top that I got last summer at BSG. Wow, it was really fun to spin - and I know that is directly because of the November class - letting loose of the killer grip that I had previously used - (you spinners will know what I mean) I have about 1 1/2 pounds of yarn - and had originally purchased it with making something for our god-daughter in mind - probably a hat (for outside) and a little shawl (for inside).

That's all for now. This next week I have my church newsletter, my spinner guild newsletter, end of month billing and payroll at work, so you probably won't hear much from me til after the new years. Gosh I can't believe that it is about to be 2010 - Do you remember the hysteria about Y2K??? Now the hysteria is about 2012 - Well, I guess we'll find out in a couple of years, huh? Anyhow, Happy New Year's to everyone.

5 comments:

Leigh said...

Lovely yarns Tina! I hope the overprocessing of Luna's fleece wasn't too disappointing. Very neat about the re-plying too.

Michelle said...

So what is the fuss about 2012? I haven't heard....

Donna said...

The pastel one on the right looks quite nice, and I love Moni's (of course). Luna's doesn't look too bad considering what they did do that gorgeous (and award-winning) fleece. Keep up the good work!

Sharon said...

Happy New Year to you too, Tina. Lots has happened in ten years, hasn't it. Why, my goodness - I'm retired! Oh, sorry 'bout that :)

THE ZOO said...

We wish yall a Happy New Year.