Orange You Glad handcarded batts, 2 1/8 oz., cormo, coopworth, sparkle
from funky carolina
I’ve been dabbling in spinning for awhile. I love my spindle from spinsanity.
I dream of a wheel someday, but it’s not in the cards right now. (Though I am considering renting one from the local spinner’s guild – if I can figure out where to put it in our wee house.)
My novice status hasn’t stopped me from approaching fiber with the same zest I approach knitting and yarn. I have managed to accumulate a stash in a rather small amount of time. In addition to the orange batts above, and some equally lovely batts named “Scutterbotch” (which is every bit as lovely as it sounds), I also have acquired some roving from Stephanie at Spinning Colors.
Mmmmm. It’s “Chocolate Morsel” BFL. It’s what I’m currently spinning, 10 minutes at a time, and I love it. I have more of Stephanie’s fiber, plus a few ounces here and there of other goodies I’ve picked up along the way. And I somehow managed to get into the Hello Yarn fiber club this go-round. And, since I can never do anything new only partway, I even signed up for a Funky Junkies spinalong/sweater-along. So I’ll be getting more yummy funky carolina fiber; I plan to make a pair of vests for the boys.
That’s not too much is it?
Okay, I realize that maybe it is, especially on top of my regularly scheduled knitting. But I plan to approach it ten minutes at a time, at least once a day, and we’ll see how it goes.
Happy Handspun February!