Spinning Tuesdays: The Hot Ate My Brain

I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here in Michigan it’s hot. I am lucky to have air conditioning which keeps my body cool-ish, but man, oh, man, the Hot Ate My Brain.

It’s hard to put coherent sentences together, much less actually think.

I did spin. I like to mix textures as well as colors when I spin. Can you marl a texture?

I have this lovely fiber from CJ Koho Designs:

cjkoho Designs colorway: Henry

All the same colorway, but different blends.

Left to right: Merino/tencel, silk, Merino and BFL.

I spun them and plied the singles together in different combinations and knit swatches. I kept track, made tags, took notes.

Then my brain stopped.

It kind of feels like this:

Many combinations of fiber

I was surprised how some of the combinations came out. Next week, I promise I will find coherent words to describe it all.

In the meantime, popsicles for everyone!


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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com

5 thoughts on “Spinning Tuesdays: The Hot Ate My Brain

  1. Meg

    It’s hot here, argh! and muggy too. I have corriedale that I’m plying. Blek is all I can say.

  2. Mary Shue

    Love that colorway. Interesting idea about mixing different blends in the same colorway. I like it. I think I have some Henry in my stash, too. As soon as I finish these darn knitting IOUs, I will be spinning like Charlotte! m

  3. fiberlicious

    We have three weather conditions where I live:


    Damned hot.

    Too damned hot.

    Your fiber and yarn are gorgeous – thanks for sharing them!

  4. Jemmy

    You should entirely move your spinning to Vancouver Canada, the weather has decided to give Summer a miss and is sticking with Spring (which means rain) until it feels it can be Autumn again.

    Gorgeous colours by the way!

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