I’m not really a ‘stash’ person. Don’t worry, it’s not that I don’t like yarn, I just don’t have enough room to keep it in my house 😛 I also have cats, and the combination between cats and yarn is not always a good one.
During last years Tour de Fleece I spun some castlemilk moorit on my russian spindle, but never finished the entire batch. I wasn’t too bothered and decided to keep it for the next TdF. I did have a lot on my mind with the moving and all, and decided that knitting alone was enough for a while. I kept the yarns and stash together in some nice ikea boxes and forgot about them. That is, until I found this little hank all torn up to shreds (that’s what it looked like!) on the bedroom floor. Cats and yarn don’t mix.
She actually managed to chew off some yarn and now there’s broken bits everywhere. I don’t have any pictures of what it looked like when I found it, because I honestly don’t want to document something like that. I was more than a little bit bummed, you can say.
So while I was reviewing what was left of the yarn, and how many rolags I had left, I decided to see what else I could spin this year.
I found some dyed BFL in rather vibrant colors. Not really my colours to be honest, but I do like them a lot. I might spin this realy thin and ply it with some chunkier white bfl I have.
While reviewing the stash I also found some chiengora I was gifted and some leftover gray wensleydale from older projects.
I’m not sure what to do with them, but right now thinking of blending them with some other fliber.
I also found some of these. The picture above shows rolags I made with white wensleydale x gotland mixed with BFL in oatmeal. I used these to spin a (true) 4-ply yarn for an adult tomten vest. I hadn’t forgotten about it, but in my mind it looked somewhat different.
When I look at it now I’m not sure if I like it that much. It’s really not about the spinning, because I can still manage to spin the rest of the yarn this summer. I’m just not really happy with the way it looks for some reason.
I don’t know how I feel about it now. I love the texture, but is it wearable or does it just look a little shabby? I can’t really decide if I like it or not 🙁
These colorful bags belong to one sheep. I spun a bit of it, and it’s on the spinning wheel in the basement right now, so no pictures. The fiber is coarse and I don’t think its something to wear on the skin, but it might still be very nice for other things 🙂 I really like the way the colors turned out, and I’m thinking of a nice rainbow-ish, chain-plied yarn. It’s not nearly time for the Tour yet but I feel like summer can’t come too soon! This crazy winter/ spring is really testing my patience. And I’m saying that as a knitter…