AND, one last post to let you know that despite the lack of blogging time, I have still been able to find a little knitting and spinning time.
Remember that fiber from the OFFF, that oh so lovely BFL/Alpaca blend. Well, it makes the softest most luxurious yarns in the world. It was more difficult to spin than straight wool, as it was more slippery, but felt so nice on my hands that I was willing to progress along the learning curve.
Oh yes, and I remembered the name of the lady's company who bought it: Great Balls of Fiber by Sarah Anderson of Snohomish WA. She apparently doesn't have a website, at least not that I can find. Too bad, her dyed rovings are AMAZING!
I have started another pair of socks.
And what is this? Oh nothing much, just MY FIRST SWEATER EVER KNIT FROM MY OWN HANDSPUN! It is a simple raglan knit from the bottom up. I didn't have enough yarn to knit the entire thing in handspun, so from where the raglan decreases begin, including the arms, I am using a matching yarn, Nashua's Creative Focus Worsted. The cuffs and neck will still be in the handspun.
And last, but not least, remember that batt that came from Abi?
Well, it is spinning up into a very lovely yarn. Navajo plyed, of course. This is about 1/5 of the batt. I am hoping I will have enough for another sweater.
This photograph shows the colors better. The first one's are a little too bright.