Quick and dirty…

…spinning, that is.  ;o)

Most of my spinning projects lately seem to be running in the laceweight field – which means long and drawn out since it takes longer to spin a thin single.  Those of you who know me, know that I’m not exactly a patient woman, therefore all this laceweight is frustrating the heck out of me.  I decided that I needed a quick project, something that I’d get done in a couple of days, something I’d be able to carry around in my purse and show off that YES!  I DO make yarn that takes less than three months to spin! (and yes, I took it to knitting group in my purse and yes, I showed it to everyone, hehe)

So on Saturday at Tina’s birthday picnic thing on the Hudson, I broke out the batts that Tamara gave me as a hostess gift.  This was a perfect venue to spin them because the Angelina really picked up the sunlight – at one point it was observed that I appeared to be spinning a ‘fairy tale’.  It was pretty cool.  ;o)

Here is a reminder of what I started with:

Spincerely Yours 'blueberry'

By the end of the day, I had spun it all up:

Spincerely Yours Blueberry Cobbler Singles

and by Sunday afternoon, I had yarn:

Finished Blueberry Cobbler


Spincerely Yours Hand-carded Mini-Batt

Superwash Merino/Tencel/Angelina

126 Yards – 2-ply (plied from a center-pull ball) – Worsted Weight

…I guess it only takes two days to spin a fairy tale.  ;o)


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30 thoughts on “Quick and dirty…

  1. I spin fine too. Taking a lot of effort to spin that BL on the VE at a heavier single.

    Pretty! Never would have expected BLUE from the batt photo.

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  2. That’s beautiful. I’m not exactly patient either – quick and gorgeous is good. It never fails to surprise me when I see the difference between a batt and the yarn it becomes.

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  3. Pretty! That’s the weight I try to spin but have a hard time with it. I do much better at thin but I don’t like that it takes so long either.

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  4. Manise says:

    I hear you. My 3rd bobbin for my eventual 3-ply is taking forever! Can’t wait for it to be done so I can start and finish something new and quick.

  5. Hey Jess!
    Lovely yarn!!!! I have a new email (sharing with the hubby).
    Now I have to stop over and tell Tamara how awesome it looks too. :o)

  6. What a beautiful color that spun into! I know what you mean about spinning fine – I am spinning some cormo/pygora that is chunky. At first I thought about spinning it lace but quickly decided against it. No patience here either……….

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