Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Merino/Tensel in October

I received the October shipment from the Yarn Pirate. This month's colorway is Night Magic. It is a merino/tensel blend and I have started spinning it on the Kiwi. I am using the high speed whorl for the first time and I'm liking how it is turning out, so far. The colors in the first picture is closer to the actual color, but the second one shows the shine from the tensel better.

Life has been pretty crazy lately, but I am still getting in about ten minutes a day, or more, at the spinning wheel. There is so many pretty bumps in my stash that I want to spin right now. I don't have enough wheels or drop spindles to get it all done, so I have to work on that ten minutes a day. I am surprised at how much can get spun in just that amount of time. I have two newly completed bobbins on two different wheel in just the past week.

It's knitting night tonight at Nature's Yarns. I'll be there with knitting in tow. That Christmas knitting has to get done sometime or another, you know. I might even take a drop spindle and finish off some fiber on one of those. Three drop spindles currently have fiber on them. Time to get them finished off also.

Happy knitting and spinning.

1 comment:

LDSVenus said...

That is really pretty fiber. I've not tried spinning the tensel, is there anything different to know about spinning with it?