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Friday, May 1, 2009

Pine Forest & DeStash Sundays

Yesterday I spun up another Squish-tastic! yarn in one of my favorite colorways - Pine Forest. I spin a merino/silk blend very thin, a merino wool thick and thin, and then ply the two together. With the remaining merino/silk I Navajo-ply it. Here are the two skeins -

Squish-tastic! - Pine Forest - 106 yards, 5.1 oz - super bulky weight

Navajo 3-ply- Pine Forest - 70 yards, 2.8 oz - bulky/heavy worsted weight

I'm not sure what I'm going to spin today. I've got some merino/silk in the Plum Grove color but I can't decide how to spin it - single, 2ply, or 3ply? I also need to get some more bamboo spun and listed. Not to mention the art yarns that I've had ready to go for weeks! Definitely need to get to the wheel . .

BUT, I wanted to mention that starting SUNDAY, I will be doing "DeStash Sundays" all throughout May. Every Sunday, I will be posting some fiber or yarns that I'm hoping to destash. They will be listed at or below my cost and in most cases shipping will be free for US addresses. I'm going to start this Sunday with some hand dyed alpaca fiber from The Yarn Wench and possibly some other fibers, too. There are some things that no matter how much I love them - the colors, the feel, the fiber - I just don't end up spinning them, so I'd rather have them go to someone who WILL use them - whether for spinning, felting, or maybe carding into batts. So, watch for that THIS SUNDAY!!


Brenda // Phydeaux said...

Oh, nice! Love those greens - just lovely! :)

iWunder said...

That squishtastic is beautiful! It's Sunday....waiting for the destash post... ;)

Kitty Grrlz Knits & Spins! said...

thanks! Pine Forest is one of those colorways I love to spin!