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