I love art batts, both the sexy smooth and the everything but the kitchen sink kinds. As I was going through stash to make my spinning plans I discovered a bunch of Bricolage Fiber Studio batts.

A bunch of batts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instead of just petting them, I looked at them with the intention of spinning and knitting ideas. I know I want to corespin them.

These I want to make into a shawl:

These for a corespun shawl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one and another with the same blue I want to incorporate into a mill spun yarn sweater:

An accent for Cascade 220

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am happy with both of those plans and excited to see how it all comes together.

 

 

I am also happy with the bigger plan I made for my spinning. I planned just for the month of April, because two months worth seemed over whelming and I found myself writing down impossible plans for May because it seems so far away.

For April deadline spinning I will spin:

  • Fiber Fiesta for the next issue of Knittyspin
  • Samples for the Spin Art SAL on SpinDoctor, the rest of the singles yarns
  • The yarn for the Spunky Eclectic blue shawl I have in my head, worsted spun

Blue shawl swatch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For April non deadline spinning I will:

  • Practice worsted spinning (for the blue shawl above, also a 2012 spinning goal)
  • Practice hand carding (from Carol Rhoades Madrona class)
  • Try dizzing from my drum carder (from Sarah Anderson’s Madrona class)
  • Spin and write a pattern for easy mittens and hats using handspun for holiday gifts
  • Ponder all the bits for teaching a knitting with handspun class
  • Spin three things for just spinning

All completely doable. Just figuring it out and writing it down released so much spinning stress for me that I sat down and turned these:

Huckleberry Knits fibers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

into this:

Huckleberry Knits yarn

 

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9 Responses to Spinning Tuesdays: I Have an Art Batt Problem and April’s Spinning Plan

  1. Meg says:

    Wow, I love the Huckleberry yarn, and your swatch is delectable. What is that lace pattern?

  2. LaurieM says:

    I’m such a slow spinner. I boggle that you can list that much to get done in April and call it doable.

  3. Seanna Lea says:

    All of these items just make me want a wheel. Spindle spinning has just not turned out to work for me (mostly because of pets and laziness admittedly).

    • Jillian says:

      My spindle spinning got much faster and better once I had my first wheel.
      Plus you can get so much done. What wheel are you thinking of getting?

  4. Robin F. says:

    Where did all the lovely orange go?? the yarn is pretty but way bluer than I expected from looking at the fiber.

  5. Saan says:

    Delicious looking yarn there!

  6. Brandi says:

    I’ve been doing more spinning since I started giving spinning lessons. Nothing like having students to keep you on your toes.

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