Well, I didn't think I was going to do it, but I actually got two art yarns spun up last night! (I didn't think I would get to it because when I got home from work I had a terrible headache AND really needed to exercise . . . so after taking an Aleve, wasting a bit of time online, I did manage to exercise, eat dinner . . . and not fall asleep!)
The first yarn is spun from hand dyed BFL (Blue Faced Leicester) wool - dyed, of course, by Lynn aka the Yarn Wench. This was the second batch I had in this color. The other became "Autumn Carnival" and sold yesterday! I spun different yarns into this one--Gedifra Costa Rica, Austermann WOW, Moda Dea WILD, and Joanns Sensations PLAZA yarns. (I actually have a similar lot available on my website as the first in my novelty yarn lots!)
I still have 2.9 oz of the fiber left, so I may either make a matching skein to this one, or spin it into a single ply!
Then, it was finally time to do my EtsyFAST January Challenge yarn! Over the past few months, our challenge themes have been the elements. I did EARTH in a Navajo 3-ply yarn called Earthly Treasures. I meant to do air and water, but the yarns I planned for them ended up selling before I could properly list them! But, I knew I would be ready for fire as I had this Falkland wool (dyed by the Yarn Wench) called "Wildfire" and I knew it would make a great art yarn (I had previously spun a similar batch into a single ply.) Anyways, this yarn has 4 different novelty yarns spun in and is plied with two colors of rayon thread. Not sure what I will call it (it will have FIRE somewhere in the name!), but for now, here it is:
Well, I think that is it for now. I am hoping to spin up a black and white yarn tonight--a first for me, as I am usually so much about COLOR, but this yarn will be a fabulous art yarn with tons of black and white yarns in it, spun with a carded wool batt from TerraBellaSpun. Then, I have a scarf to knit for a special request. I'm hoping I can actually finish both of these tonight so that tomorrow can be another day of art yarn spinning, though I do have a single ply on the horizon.
Happy Friday everyone!