And Then There Were Three (and a half).

 

 

Look at these pretty babies. Image

 

I am so close to the end of this fiber, I can taste it. It’s now finally all been spun up, I just need to ply the singles that are currently on the spindle. I might’ve been a wee bit optimistic for my second project, because this is eight full ounces of fiber. Fortunately for me, I chose a silk blend, which was much easier to spin than my first project, which was primarily merino. This stuff almost spins itself. 

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I also think that my tiny skeins look rather like bunnies, and I almost can’t get over how cute they are. This might mean that I am somewhat of a simple human. 

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Aren’t the singles for this really gorgeous? The different blues are all fairly blended in the final product, and while I am completely okay with that, I do like seeing a bit more of the subtle variations. I also have to say, I am in love with silk. It just feels so luxurious and wonderful. I find that I am trolling Etsy, looking at all kinds of different roving with different fiber blends. However, I have purchased enough fiber for my next few spinning projects, and I don’t want to overwhelm myself by getting too much stuff, because spinning is a pretty slow process. I do love it though. I think a lot of us knit and spin because it’s such a relaxing process. I’m naturally a very high anxiety person, and I find that it is so for me. Spinning especially calms me down beautifully. Plus, it’s incredibly satisfying to take a pile of fluff and turn it into yarn. And then, you get to do this. 

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Just a totally normal picture of me smooshing the yarn bunnies on my face. As one does. 

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12 Comments

  1. Your spinning looks lovely. I haven’t gone down that rabbit (bunny?) hole, since I barely seem to knit as much as I daydream about it.
    And this ?: “I think a lot of us knit and spin because it’s such a relaxing process. I’m naturally a very high anxiety person, and I find that it is so for me.”
    Boy did you nail it for me!
    Can’t wait to see the fiber becomes …

    • I have epic plans for it, don’t worry! 🙂

  2. Doesn’t mean you are simple, means you have a great imagination 😀 Your little bunny skeins look great, the colours are beautiful!

    • Thank you! Blue is probably my favorite color, and I love how these came out as a grey-blue, much like the ocean on a cloudy day. They’re sitting next to my bed, and I keep reaching over to pet them 😛

  3. Love, love, LOVE your handspun!

    • Thank you so much! I am quite attached to it myself 😛

  4. Great yarn and such a lovely colour. The colour and texture complement each other so well – aren’t you clever!

    • *blushes* why thank you! but it was really more of a happy accident than anything else. I’m really new to this, so all I can make is big fat yarn 😛

  5. HeeHee….yes, that is exactly what I do with my yarn too….smoosh it up against my face and be happy. Your post made me giggle and reminded me of ME. 🙂

    • That’s the best thing about blogging-you find people who like the same silly things that you do! And I’m glad I’m not the only one who smooshes yarn on my face 😛

  6. LOL! Somebody got bit. Hard. LOL!
    I love the yarn bunnies!!

    • Thanks! I really love spinning, it is such fun! I’m afraid I like it just as much as knitting, and I think the knitting goddess might be feeling slighted 😛

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