Some fibery goodness has been happening at my house. Besides the yarn for my watermelon socks , which by the way, the colorway is bright yes, but I showed it to my daughter and she does indeed love it so as long as she likes it, I do too:) She's 3 but she knows what she does and does not like. Anyways, the day I got it, I also ordered fiber from Crown Mountain Farms. HIGHLY recommended I might add. I bought 2 8oz colorways and I got them in record speed, and started to spin some last night. I LOVE it. It is superwash and is a little more slippery than what I am used to but it clicked pretty quick and I settled into a groove. YES the colorway is green. It is called Say a Little Prayer. The other colorway is Orange (Hang on sloopy is the name). I am not sure the green one is gonna come out the way I am thinking after I ply it but we'll see!
The blue is a romney blend that I spun up, I just need to ply it. I think I am going to attempt the Navaho ply with it. I found several really good websites that explain it well. I want to see if it is a wasted effort though to do it with this bobbin. If it is recommended for blended colorways then I'll wait and do it for the Say A Little Prayer and do it with that.
It was really nice to spin. I am VERY please with my spinning now. I am consistently spinning sock weight and I am no longer over spinning my singles. They are smooth and even and not strained in anymore. I really am happy with it. I personally prefer handspun sock yarn to commercial BUT my problem was, I couldn't do 2 things, one spin a "stash" of sock yarn as fast as I want OR I also couldn't get it the right tension, not anymore. I can see how my sock yarn spinning stash is getting some new residents LOL. This makes me REALLY happy since I actually prefer to use the handspun. Now don't get me wrong, I do adore ALOT of the commercial sock yarns still and will always use them, especially for my kids, the rate they out grow things it would be silly to use handspun exclusively for them. Miss Priss does really well with Lorna Laces and Mr. Mann does better with Briar Rose sock yarn (Grandma's Blessings) well, now that you have all the in and outs, I think we can say for certainty that handspun sock yarn will mostly be what you find on my piggies. In between the mix of Briar Rose and Lorna's Laces tossed in for ease *giggle*. Good thing Debbie Bliss doesn't make sock yarn eh?!
Last but not least, I'll leave you with some outdoor fun!! Last week was really nice and the kids were just itching to get out on their bikes so here was a few stolen moments of scooter and bike riding!
Nothing like family time on a nice day:)
P.S. I bought a Dyson vacuum cleaner and it came this morning.............I am in LOVE with it.
Knit on my friends!!! Don't forget to keep guessing................hmmmmmmmm, what could it be, what could it be!!