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

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 thoughts on “Spinning Tuesdays: I Have an Art Batt Problem and April’s Spinning Plan

  1. Seanna Lea

    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).

    1. Jillian

      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?

  2. Robin F.

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

  3. Brandi

    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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