As Yet Unknown

I have almost given up on finding a name for this yarn.

Smooshie Yarn

Smooshie Yarn


It’s spun from the three colors of fleece, and it’s a very lumpy, funky, bumpy yarn. (My first stab at one ply thick and one ply thin.) I thought about calling it “Mariposa,” but I’ve never seen a butterfly in those colors. The normal thing to do would be some sort of “Under the Sea,” or “Wave Fantasy,” but I was hoping to come up with something a little more original. As it is, it’s taking a lot longer to spin this yarn than I thought.

The thick single isn’t all that bad. Although I would think that it would be easier to spin thick than to spin thin. Ha ha.

Semi-Thick Single

Semi-Thick Single

I’m used to spinning thin. Thick feels like such a waste of fiber that I’m constantly trying to stretch it out thinner, only to realize that I’m messing it up. The results are much more of a thick-and-thin single.

And the thin half, into which I am sticking the purple Wensleydale locks, is getting on my nerves. The locks will not fit through the orifice on their own, so I’m having to babysit them through. I have to stop spinning to get them in to the fiber, carefully let the twist grab them, make sure that they’re secure, then wind them onto the bobbin. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Aaaah!

A Small Mountain

A Small Mountain

Don’t even ask about plying. It will not fit through the orifice at all. I’m having to wind the singles off of the bobbin and onto a spool, then ply them on the big drop spindle.

Granted, this isn’t as bad as spinning the singles, but if anything didn’t get spun in tightly enough it will fall out at this point. Good thing the results are worth it! I just wish the pile of fiber would vanish faster.

Although I guess it deserves a little extra work. It took me a long time to blend all the fibers, so let’s not blow through the product!

Blending On The Carders

Blending On The Carders

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