Starting the year off with yarn & a giveaway!

Remember I was going to spin some Southern Cross Fibre BFL and Merino?

Well I did:

BFL left - it's a little hairy, and Merino right

Then I did some plying:

This marl I like!

I couldn’t wait to see what these two would look like as a piled yarn. I spun and plied most of this over 3 days – I actually woke up with sore calves in the morning! I love these colors together, and yes, they even marl in some places. I’m not usually a fan of marled yarn.

It’s about 500 yards, 15 wpi. I spun the singles woolen and piled it to balance, because I wanted a softer yarn to be knit into something where abrasion/piling won’t be an issue and that needs drape, this shawl – Annis.

I really enjoyed the thinking about the structure of handspun yarn and how it presents itself in knitting. More please.

How about a contest to kick off our spinning year?!

A $30 Gift Certificate to any store at The Fiber Cooperative!

Here’s how to win: leave a comment to this post by Wednesday, January 5, at midnight eastern time, and you could win! We’ll choose a winner at random, make them answer a  skill-testing question, and post the results next week.

Good luck and happy spinning!

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641 thoughts on “Starting the year off with yarn & a giveaway!

  1. One Sheep

    That is such a dangerous shop for me – some of my favoreite fiberistas are memebers. Thanks for he giveaway.

  2. Kimmara J

    I’m new to spinning, but find it fun and relaxing. The yarn you made is beautiful.

    Pick me!

  3. Mary Jane

    Jillian, your yarn is gorgeous! Worth the work it took. A gift certificate for a fiber shopping adventure is something I could use right now. Thanks!

  4. Katherine G

    Like everyone here…I really need it! Me! Me! (It’s like a bunch of junkies around here…)

  5. Heather

    Your yarn is beautiful. Please post pics of the finished knit. I love to see start to finish pics really helps train my eye in the possiblities of spinning and knitting.

    lotsofhermies on Rav

  6. Mrs. G

    That marled yarn is very beautiful! I really like the colors and I hope you post the picture of your finished project 🙂

  7. Northfield Kathryn

    Happy New Year! Is it too early in the year to give thanks? Thanks for Knitty and knittyblog!

  8. Robin J

    I’ve been drooling over the wool and other goodies at Fiber Co-op for awhile now. It’d be nice to win the gift certificate!

  9. Paula F

    I do not think that spinning is for me, but you certainly have created a beautiful skein of yarn. I’m off to check out Fiber Co-op more thoroughly.

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