Sunday, February 03, 2013
Chunky Monkey Redux
This week I broke down my big "Chunky Monkey" skein of handspun pygora into six smaller skeins. I thought I had 872 yards total and when I broke the big skein down, I ended up with six skeins of 150 each. Yay! I then dyed these smaller skeins in some colors I thought would go well together in a project. I am so loving these colors. Now to find the perfect project. I also have some light gray, medium gray and white handspun pygora that would go well with these skeins.
This week I also managed to dye all of the merino/cashmere roving that I had left. This is 80% superfine merino and 20% cashmere. Really lovely stuff. I cannot wait to spin some of the colorways below and, of course, ply them together. I'll put some on Etsy, but I need to have some for myself. As ALL of my friends know, jewel tones and greens and bronzes are my favorite color combinations. Fun ahead this next week at the spinning wheel.
Since I had finished my socks, I decided to start a super easy project -- another Simple Pleasures Hat. I'm knitting this with some yarn I handspun using fiber I purchased at the Taos Wool Festival two years ago. The fibers are kid mohair, merino and angora and there's a tiny subtle bit of sparkly that was in one of rovings.