Friday, September 2, 2011

Batt Happy

Been in the carding mood lately. Cathy Z padded the Jenkins Turkish standard spindle I won during Tour de Fleece with some gorgeous hand dyed locks.

I was inspired to card these into a batt, but wanted to leave the locks intact for some textural interest in the finished yarn.

I spun up the batt yesterday and here's the pre-bath yarn.
Such happy colors!
I've been having myself quite a yarnival of my own here at home.

became this
50ish meters of corespun fun.

One of summer's best memories for me was playing Beach Blanket Bingo with the Lushmommy group over on Ravelry. I was having a very lucky afternoon. Crazy, I know, but I won 3 games.
I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. The competition was hysterical. Just between you and me, I kept telling my kids, "Mommy's working!" to buy a few more rounds of Bingo. Too much fun!! I had purchased some Lushmommy bamboo for carding and then won some as prizes, too.
Here's the gorgeous loot. These colors make my heart sing.
2.6 oz batt

The bamboo

Sara even included an extra which blew me away. This vendor is simply over the top generous and amazing.
I 've already carded that along with some bamboo into the Yarnival batt above.
I spun the Lushmommy batt this afternoon and here's the finished yarn.

Pretty productive day, eh? That's only 'cuz I told everyone I was taking the day off. It's been really great to putter around. I've worked on the border of my Striped Study shawl. You can see the beginnings of this shawl back in this post. It is literally taking me forever. I can only take a few long rows of garter stitch at one time before it bores me. I have enjoyed knitting this nonetheless. I've also been working on a handspun crochet cardigan for my little guy. Really need to wrap that one up. Soon, hopefully. There's a long weekend ahead, so maybe...just maybe!
Wishing everyone a nice long weekend to regenerate. You're beautiful and you deserve it!

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