Spunday: I Called It

Happy Spunday! I hope everyone is kicking March and their week off right: with spinning!

Last week, I called it saying the week would be a drag. It was. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to spin, so my progress on my alpaca Unicorn is quite measely.

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Disgusting isn’t it? At least this bobbin is turning out prettier than the last, even if the singles is not my best work.

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I’m hoping the impending snow storm will clear up some hours to get this bobbin full…As I said last week, if I am lucky I’ll have a new skein by next Spunday!! (Ok, ya’ll can quit laughing now!)

So now its your turn! What’s on your wheel?

Remember the party continues on Instagram #spundays and @threadybear!
Keep spreading the word!!

And because civilization would collapse without rules, here are the Spunday Laws:
1.) Link up to any specific post dealing with anything homespun.
2.) Somewhere in your post please link back to my blog.
3.) Try to comment on one other link to spread the love!

Spunday: The Emphasis on Uni

Happy Spunday!

I’m excited to say I finished my first bobbin of singles in my Unicorn alpaca.

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I’m disappointed in how this is turning out (which is why the bobbin is not full). It is not even at all and I don’t think that I chose the right way to blend the colors. I’m hoping the second singles will bring life to each other and that the finished project is something to be proud of…and something cute because I really love the colorway.

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I have a feeling this upcoming week will be a hard drag. Hopefully there will be time for spinning and if I’m lucky I’ll have another finished singles for next week! If I’m really lucky I’ll have a finished skein!

So now its your turn! What’s on your wheel?

Remember the party continues on Instagram #spundays and @threadybear!
Keep spreading the word!!

And because civilization would collapse without rules, here are the Spunday Laws:
1.) Link up to any specific post dealing with anything homespun.
2.) Somewhere in your post please link back to my blog.
3.) Try to comment on one other link to spread the love!

Spunday: Unicorns on the Shetland Isles

Happy Spunday everyone!!

This week I was able to finish my second bobbin of Shetland wool and I was able to ply them both together, which went beautifully this time!

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I now have about 160 yards of 100% undyed Shetland wool! I really can’t describe how much I loved working with the Shetland wool and I definitely see it becoming a staple.

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The handspun is destined to be a nice little hat (which I hope to start in the upcoming week).

I got another happy delivery this week!

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This is100% Alpaca from Frayed Knot Fibre on etsy. This is in the colorway Unicorn (sorry guys its all out!). As a young girl I loved unicorns so I can’t wait to spin this up!

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This is next in line to be spun; I’m enjoying looking at Little House on the Prairie way to much!

So now its your turn! What’s on your wheel?

Remember the party continues on Instagram #spundays and @threadybear!
Keep spreading the word!!

And because civilization would collapse without rules, here are the Spunday Laws:
1.) Link up to any specific post dealing with anything homespun.
2.) Somewhere in your post please link back to my blog.
3.) Try to comment on one other link to spread the love!

Spunday: I Shetland You Not

Happy Spunday!

I was able to finished my first skien of 2-ply. It was tricky at first but I got the hang of it. That’s all the time I’ll spend talking about because, quite frankly, I find it pretty boring.

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I will say that I have like half a bobbin of left over singles that I have no clue what to do with… Any suggestions?

As soon as I was done with that, I jumped right into spinning up some “in the buff,” AKA undyed, Shetland wool. It is a great mixture of grey and white that I am absolutely loving!

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I have one full bobbin and I’m working on finishing up its mate. I am uber excited to see how the finished skien will turn out.

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Fun Fact: I have no idea why, but when I see my Shetland singles, all I can think of is butter… Honestly, I think I need psychological help…

I couldn’t wait for the mail to come this week because I knew this baby would be in there!

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It is 4oz of 100% Merino called “Little House on the Prairie.”. I was obsessed with that show when I was younger, so these gorgeous colors just called to me! There is still one available here.

So now its your turn! What’s on your wheel?

Remember the party continues on Instagram #spundays and @threadybear!
Keep spreading the word!!

And because civilization would collapse without rules, here are the Spunday Laws:
1.) Link up to any specific post dealing with anything homespun.
2.) Somewhere in your post please link back to my blog.
3.) Try to comment on one other link to spread the love!

Spunday: Inaugural Edition

Welcome to the first ever Spunday! Let’s get started!

The past few days I’ve spent spinning up some of my practice roving. There is definitely an improvement from my first try!

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That bobbin is waiting on the Lazy Kate, waiting for his lover on the wheel. These star crossed lovers are destined to be my first plied yarn…. Lucky them!

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I’m kind of getting over the color way so I’m anxious to start working with some undyed Shetland, which will hopefully happen by next week’s Spunday!

So now its your turn! What’s on your wheel?

Remember the party continues on Instagram #spundays and @threadybear!
Keep spreading the word!!

And because civilization would collapse without rules, here are the Spunday Laws:
1.) Link up to any specific post dealing with anything homespun.
2.) Somewhere in your post please link back to my blog.
3.) Try to comment on one other link to spread the love!

P.S. Because this is the inaugural Spunday, let me know in the comments any comments, questions, or concerns and anything you’d like to see on upcoming Spundays. Please be brutally honest; I want to make Spundays the best they can be!