I don’t have any knitted finished objects to share, but I do have some handspun.
I finished the second bump of Into The Whirled Great Minds, which is a superwash Targhee wool. The fiber went from this
Aren’t these colors gorgeous together?
I spun the fiber end to end, then chain plied it to get a worsted-weight yarn.
I had divided the first bump in half vertically (lengthwise) and spun it up into two 2-oz skeins that are destined to become fingerless mitts, so I spun the second bump end-to-end to make a skein for a matching hat.
The skein on the left is for a hat. The two on the right are for the fingerless mitts. I think it will make a nice set, don’t you?
I also finished a Loop Bullseye Bump that I spun end to end and then chain plied. It hasn’t told me yet what it wants to be when it grows up. 🙂
This colorway is called Pur-plexed, and it is a purple-lover’s dream.
Here are my two newest creations side by side.
The skeins are resting on the treadles of my Ashford Traveller. My Travvy is currently being stored in my bedroom while the house renovations are ongoing. I haven’t spun on her for over two months now, and I miss her. I think I might bring her back downstairs. She’s light, so it’s easy to carry her back upstairs if I need to.
It is amazing how differently different fibers behave, even when spun and plied the same way on the same spinning wheel. The superwash Targhee became a very squishy yarn that poofed up a lot after it was washed. It has a lot of bounce to it. The Loop bump is mostly Merino wool, and it didn’t poof up as much as the Targhee. It, too, is pretty squishy, but it doesn’t have as much bounce as the Targhee.
Both skeins were wound on the same niddy noddy, but when they came off, you can see that the Loop skein was considerably longer than the ITW skein. That’s because the Targhee yarn is stretchier than Merino yarn.
That’s all for this FO Friday. I hope you have a great friday.