Spinning Tuesdays: A Little Spinning, A Little Swatching

I belong to the Spunky Eclectic Fiber Club. I get 4 oz of a different fiber every month.

I love to squirrel away a few months worth of fiber and then see what goes together for some color blending.

Here’s my latest combo. The colors are called Beans (Romney) and Changes(Falkland).

From this:

Beans & Changes

to this:

350 yards of yum

a little closer:

As long as there is brown I am happy

a bit of knitting:

Sweater, please!

The yarn knits up great at 4 stitches to the inch, and could happily squeeze down to 4.5. The Falkland was quite soft and took away all of the prickles of the Romney.

Now I’m looking for a couple of others that would go well with this one. I love stash archeology.

Anyone else stash spinning?






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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

15 thoughts on “Spinning Tuesdays: A Little Spinning, A Little Swatching

  1. textilehistorIE

    Really pretty, how it worked up!
    I’m spinning on a spindle at the moment, some merino and soya mix from lhogan.etsy.com. It’s so slippy, it is spinning itself really 🙂

  2. Denny

    I am trying to teach myself to spindle spin while walking. I’m going to start a large wheel project, to spin and knit a sweater coat. It will be the 12th sweater for 2012!

  3. Diane

    It never ceases to amaze me at how much fiber colors can change from roving/batts to yarn and how different each spinner’s yarn will be!

  4. Doreen

    I saw those mitts somewhere before and loved them then. Would love to win the kit.

  5. Lynne

    Oooh, that knits up pretty! Can you get enough more of the fiber to spin into that sweater? It would sure be some kind of gorgeous!

  6. Maureen J

    That’s exactly what I planned to do for my spinning project in the Ravelympics. I have almost 2 years of Spunky Eclectic club fiber to use. I thought I’d try to avoid mixing the fiber types, since I think maybe one ply might react differently than another ply of a different fiber type. I’m going to have to make decisions in the daylight.

  7. Lotsofhermies on Rav

    awesome! I am only stash spinning right now. Wish it was a bit deeper.

  8. Brandi

    I’m stash spinning this year. I’ve has some items in my stash for about 3 yrs it’s time to get it spun and buy some new stash.

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  10. Patsie Fear

    I love spinning from multicolored rovings and have been lucky enough to pick up some from Noz in France which is supposed to be merino for felting. I split it down colorwise and it has worked out beautifully. I must do more and must start to dye some roving. I will use the Twisted Sister Sockbook I think and dye some in the oven. I think these colored rovings you have done are beautiful

  11. blogless grace

    Just finished spindle spinning some Optim from Ms Gusset that was purchased at Sock Summit 11 (last purchase of spinning fibre). The hope is enough lace weight for a shawl. Have to check when all is plied–tomorrow night! Mightly trying to not purchase more but to use what I have!

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