This time around, I was fiber hunting; no yarns need apply. Very recently inspired by watching spinning videos of Judith MacKenzie, I'm all about learning techniques new to me, and refining the techniques I think I already know. (2 of those down loadable DVDs are on sale at Interweave Press right now.) I already have lots (and lots and lots) of fleece to play with, but wanted more roving and top to practice with. Here's what I brought home;
From Redfish Dyeworks, two 4 oz. hunks of 50/50 silk/fine merino (they have such gorgeous silk yarns!),
New World Textiles, I had so much fun spinning the first one,
Crosspatch Creations batts that I won in a raffle. Wow, I usually never win anything!
Apologies for the batts in the wrapper, I'll take better pictures later.
Here is a picture of the finished Meandering Vines Scarf. After blocking it is about 71" long and 7 3/4" wide. The yarn is soft soft soft, and the pattern is fun and easy enough to memorize.
Next project: Raglan Top-Down Cardigan using some of my hand-spun yarn. Here is a yarn pic.