I was hoping to be able to share at least one of my latest finished knitting projects with you today, but as it turns out both are still damp. So instead of knitting it will be one more day of spinning news. As I mentioned a couple days ago, when the Tour de Fleece ended I had a couple bobbins of singles left to ply. Today they are finally dry from their first bath & ready to show off.
First, my Meadow Maggots from Susan’s Fiber Shop in the Road to Rhinebeck colorway.
It turned out really showcasing the bold autumnal colors of this braid. It was a really fun spin… A drive down to Susan’s to see if I can get try a different colorway in the Meadow Maggots series is tempting, but I think I can handle waiting until the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival in September where I’m sure the shop will have a presence.
This is Cloudlover SW BFL in the Pomander colorway — and yes! Natalie still has stock of this one, so follow the link to snag your own braid! I bought this braid during the TdF and pretty much spun it as soon as I got it. I spun a pretty generous fingering or light sport single and then Navajo plied it into the bouncy, 3-ply yarn you see here.
I was hoping to get about 60yards out of this 4oz braid, but my yarn ended up just a smidge heavier than I was aiming for so I only eeked out 50yds. I have a hat in mind, but I have the feeling I will be too light on yardage. I may give it a try anyway…
Just a heads up, anyone heading to Stitches Midwest — August 8 – 11 in Schaumburg, Illinois — be sure to head to booth 725 where you will find Cloudlover Yarn & Fiber and Kitty Grrlz Handspun Yarn. I wish I could stop myself, but I can’t attend Stitches this year because of prior commitments. I can assure you that you’ll find beautiful yarns & fibers there!