Fiber Fix Friday: Handspun EditionI've had a great time getting acquainted with my wheel and have been rocking the handspun many a late-summer night. I figured this Friday Fiber Flash would focus on the handspun yarns that seem to be accruing in every vacant nook and cranny in sight. Click the images for more details.
I feel like you have some magic power over me-- everything you do I just want to do too, immediately. I've never had an interest in spinning, but now that I see your yarn I think I should give up everything else I do and spin 24/7.
Jared, you continue to be such a source of inspiration for me. I just started out spinning on drop spindle....no money for a wheel yet....but looking at your hand-spun yarns make me feel inspired to perfect my spindle spinning. Great job!
OH MY... I am just cleaning up the drool from my keyboard. If these are your first spinning excursions, I have to say you are very very talented. But we shouldn't expect anything else from you, should we? All the gorgeous knitting and now also fabulous spinning. I totally understand that you spend every minute with the new toy. Any ideas what you will knit with your handspun?
They're all gorgeous. I'm particularly fascinated by Pulse, because I found the roving to be ugly, but the yarn is beautiful. Funny how being spun up nicely really makes a difference. The two colors didn't seem to work well for me in the roving, but the flecks of dark green in that yellowy color worked out beautiful. Must be why I'm not making the big bucks dyeing rovings to sell.
Wow! Very very pretty. I especially like the yellow (and I usually hate yellow). Do you have enough in any one color to make a garment? What are your plans for your handspun? Kate Gilbert just posted a beautiful girl's raglan out of her handspun...
Well, damn, your handspun is looking a whole lot better than mine! Beautiful colors, too. But I'll bet you don't have any dog hair yarn yet. I've been spinning Newfoundland and Golden Retriever--no basic wool here!
I just learned a good tip while looking at your flickr pics for your Miss Babs BFL. It makes so much sense to this new spinner to pre-draft into nice little balls. Amazing the way the fiber changes as its spun - so beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Terry
Seriously, is there anything that you just suck at?! Who else in the world could just buy a spinning wheel and churn out gorgeous yarn like that?? I'm going to just believe that you had some truly hideous stuff that you refused to photograph and post because otherwise you'd have to be some kind of fiber superhero.
All kidding aside, brilliant work! You have a great eye for color. Thanks for sharing!
I just found yer blog and all I can say is fantabulous! Truly inspiring, to the point I'm wondering if I can shave off more $ from the grocery budget to obtain some Cascade for the Hemlock ring..........
Thank you for blogging (both of my sons knit too!)
OMG what beautiful colors! (are you taking orders?) :-) I took an all day spinning class once, and my yarn looked nothing like that, (I think they called it "designer yarn"), so I can appreciate the work that went into it. You're an insipation to guy knitters, (and spinners), everywhere!
Oh my goodness! I love the blue/green handspun yarn you made!!!! It is so beautiful to see all of the other colors intermingling in there. Wow... I'm so happy to have found your site - I'll be visiting here often! Em