Soft squishy goodness

As tempted as I am to make a post with that title about the copious amounts of fat I need to lose, it’s actually about something far more pleasant!

I have a new handspun FO to show off, and I’m pretty happy with this one:

Fyberspates - Lilac - FO

It’s some Fyberspates BFL that I got in a swap last year. I was debating whether or not to spin it up as sock weight, but thought that a soft, chunkier 3 ply would be nice.

Gave the fibre a good aerate and spun it long draw – got through it quite quickly, actually. Probably spun all the singles in no more than 4 hours, which is pretty good going for me.

Vital statistics:

Singles: approx 20 wpi
Spun: long-draw, semi-woollen
Plied yarn: true 3 ply, using tensioned kate
Finishing: warm water soak, thwack and snap
Finished yarn: approx 9-10 wpi, 155 yards, 100 grams

Spun on: Kromski Mazurka
Started: 25th June 2010
Finished: 28th June 2010

This one has gone immediately into the shop – you can find it here.

I’m hoping that now my store is up and running that I will be able to start making my yarn and fibre habit semi-self sufficient. I’ve got my eye on a new wheel – well I say wheel, it’s really more of an e-spinner as there is no wheel involved. I’ve fallen in love with the Hansen mini-Spinner – particularly the one that comes with Woolee Winder and 10oz bobbin capacity. Given that I struggle to fit 4 oz of yarn on my bobbins, I can’t imagine the joy that would come with 10oz.


They also come in exotic woods, but I think the cherry is gorgeous. I am dreaming of the boost in productivity I would be able to have with one of these babies! They’re not cheap, unfortunately – probably about the same price as buying a Majacraft Rose, which I think is quite good value, but then I have to think about shipping and customs fees on top.

What to do? Go for a sewing machine and learn to sew, or try and improve my spinning chops even more? Tough decision!


I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s