Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Shhhhh! Secret spinning

While I haven't been blogging very much of late, I have been busy with projects. On Sunday I finally finished the singles for my H^4 swap pal (Hush Hush Handspun Hootenanny). They're now resting so when I ply I don't end up tearing my hair out, but here's a peek:

Fiber - Handpainted Targhee in "Winter Sky"

Handpainted Targhee top

I split the top lengthwise into six more-or-less equal sections, did a bit of predrafting, and spun away.

Six of these

H^4 spinning prepped fiber

turned into this.

H^4 spinning

Like my previous experience with this fiber, the singles are pretty thin, so I'm hoping for a fingering weight when all is said and done. But it's lovely soft stuff. I'm going to have a hard time parting with it, but I've got 2 lbs of undyed Targhee sitting in my spinning stash, waiting for the right project. Since this stuff seems to spin pretty thin, I've been thinking that I could spin it up and dye it for a colorwork sweater - maybe this?

2 comments:

EliCa said...

you know, I, dont have any kind of handspun.
(hint,hint,nudge,nudge,wink,wink)

Porpoise said...

Not yet you don't. But I have plans to corrupt you all. Just you wait...