As far as craft hobbies go I always seem to be on one kick or another. Probably mostly because while I might have time to extensively knit I wouldn’t man age to do large crochet stuff on top of that AND spinning yarn at the same time. Days with 24 hours only and all that 😉 Lately I’ve been digging up some of my many spinning projects and I’m attempting to finish at least some of them. Here’s what my spinning kick yielded so far.
Bosworth Midi Spindle Ancient Kauri – Plied yarn
The last two batches of CVM (California Variegated Mutant) fiber being plied/waiting to be plied. Spindle: Bosworth Midi in Ancient Kauri wood.
Yarn from CVM fiber.
Finished yarn from CVM fiber. Lovely, squishy goodness.
This CVM fiber has been so much fun. In contrast to the usual industrial preparation this one came in form of roving processed by a small mill. Worked out beautifully if spun with a long draw making for a lofty, airy yarn and quite a good yardage.
Shetland fiber spun on supported spindles.
Still a lot of fiber to go on this project. This is the first batch of 200 grams in total. The Shetland fiber in form of carded batts worked great on support spindles. Perfect fiber to learn long draw.
Corriedale fiber spun on my Kromski wheel.
Practicing some wheel spinning too. I aimed for a lofty slightly heavier yarn and I got exactly that on my Kromski wheel. The fiber came in form of carded batts.
Bosworth Mini spindle in English Boxwood. Fiber: ‘Chromatic Composition’ by Into the Whirled. Special Spindle+Fiber lottery in January 2012.
Not that I would really need another spindle but I could not resist Sheila’s offer of a Special Edition spindle in English Boxwood combined with 2 oz. of delicious Merino/Cashmere fiber dyed by Into The Whirled. But since for getting one of those you had to enter a lottery I was also pretty sure that my name would not ever come up. Well, I was wrong. I got this beauty to enhance my spindle collection. And Bosworth Minis are just so adorable. You can’t ever have too many of those.
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