Already thinking about my next project

… because I finally finished this one

Yep, this is the final result from the fiber I was spinning on the spindle that broke.  I plied it up over the past week or so, washed it to set the twist, and it’s finally dried today.

I had been shooting for a fingering-weight yarn, and this is more of a sport-weight, but I can’t really complain too much about how it turned out.  The bamboo is magical in how it adds sheen, and this stuff is really soft.  Now I just have to figure out what I’m going to do with 280 yards of sport-weight.  I may try to do some ankle socks for my wife–maybe she’ll like the feel of this better than the wool/nylon socks I’ve made for her in the past.  I would be sad not to wear this myself, though.  I think it’s purty.

Comments (4)

LisaMarch 8th, 2009 at 9:29 am

It’s gorgeous! My vote is for mittens for you, should be enough yardage. The downside is mitten season is nearly over.

derickMarch 8th, 2009 at 10:41 am

Fortunately, mitten season comes back. :)

adamMarch 23rd, 2009 at 6:30 pm

My sweetheart is veeeery jealous of both your malachite spindle and the swell yarn. Oh yeah, she sure likes the knitted goods, too. Beautiful.
I think we’ve like five or six different spindles of different species and gets to it from time to time, between the kids, cooking, and crises.
Mostly she like to collect wool and stuff it into various nooks and crannies around the old homestead.
Great work, man.

derickMarch 23rd, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Ah, my malachite spindle. It’s the dream stone, you know, so I like to think that I’m spinning dreams with it.

You should totally get one for her. They’re not *that* much, and Maiysha still offers them from time to time.

(http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5977063&section_id=5560028)

I can’t say much about stashing wool around the house. I do have it mostly stuffed into my office, but it does tend to travel.

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