saturday sky, spinning

Saturday Sky

Look at what I got to see when I went outside to take a picture of my handspun:

Saturday Sky, 2/16

Is that not just the most amazing clear, brilliant blue sky you’ve ever seen? It made me so happy. I’m going to have to come back and look at that picture when the weather gets all grey and dreary again.

Here’s the picture I went outside to take:

Candy Hearts Yarn

I’m so proud of this (I know, I say this about every thing I’ve spun so far, but I really am!). I plied up my singles from yesterday, and it became a really nice looking 2-ply, probably about 25 yards or so of a really reasonable chunky weight. I can’t wait to spin up some more of that roving…maybe I can get enough for a hat or something. We’ll see.

12 thoughts on “Saturday Sky”

  1. I agree, the sky was so glorious today, especially after all the grey skies we have been having. I would be proud of such an accomplishment as well. Hope you can spin enough of that luscious color to make a hat. The color alone would keep your head warm.

  2. If you’re spinning blue faced leicester, my dear, you are cooking with gas. I didn’t discover it for centuries. I made me a red Fair Isle cardigan for those 100 inches of rain years we get some times and it sure does the trick. No better fleece than BFL. Glad you discovered it early and maybe you do want a wheel so you can make miles and miles of it. You’ve got the touch already if you can make BFL hang together on a drop spindle. Keep on keeping on.

  3. Lately, every time I paw through my knitting and see my spindle and fiber out of the corner of my eye, I think, “Man, Whitney seems to be able to make pretty pretty yarn with one of these things. Maybe I should give it another try.”

    This shot totally puts the nail in the coffin. So, so pretty! I’ma jump back in… do you have any tips about drafting? I couldn’t seem to get it right.

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