New yarns

Word Lily spins

I’ve spun up a couple new yarns recently. (All photos can be viewed larger by clicking on them.)

This
Word Lily Fiber Arts batt

Word Lily Fiber Arts batt, end view
• 60 gram batt, made on my drum carder.
• Composed of domestic wool mill ends, mohair, icicle, silk noil, fake cashmere.

became this.
handspun yarn

handspun yarn
• Spun on my slowest ratio, two-plied at my second-fastest ratio, from a center-pull ball.
• 88 yards, pre-bath

And this

Frabjous Fibers, BFL top, colorway: #123 Patina, 4 ounces
Purchased at Iowa Sheep and Wool, 2010

became this.
Handspun, thick and thin singles, BFL

Handspun, thick and thin singles, BFL
• Thick and thin BFL singles
• Spun on my second-fastest ratio
• 252 yards, pre-bath
Oh, how I love BFL!

I’m already itching to get back to the wheel, but I can’t decide what to spin up next! Happy Friday.


Have you crafted a finished object this week? Check out the roundup of other people’s finished objects for the week at Tami’s Amis.

Fiber Arts Friday
Also, see the Fiber Arts Friday roundup at Wisdom Begins in Wonder to see what other people are crafting this week.

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31 responses to “New yarns

  1. BEAUTIFUL! I love the bright pink specs in the top one. Both turned out so pretty and vibrant.

  2. Your yarns are beautiful! I need to starting spinning again.

  3. The colors are incredible! Makes me want to go pet some yarn 🙂

  4. Ohh! They are both so pretty!

  5. OhMyBob, they’re both wonderful, but that top one … from your carder … how squishy soft and yummy is that? I need the jealous button now, please. 🙂

    Happy fiber arts Friday!

  6. I’m saving my wheel projects for July but your yarn creations are really wanting me to get it back out and work up a quick bobbin or 2.

  7. The colors in the BFL are beautiful. It is always so interesting how the unspun fiber spins up.

  8. Wow, they’re all so beautiful.

  9. The ‘candy striper’ one is fantastic, but I cannot believe how your frabjous fibers roving spun up…amazing!! I love it!

  10. Both beautiful skeins, the blue in the second one is gorgeous

  11. Both are beautiful but I really love the blue/green/yellow BFL.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  12. I love BFL too!

    Your yarns look wonderful! I am having a harder time when I visit the yarn shop now because I keep comparing their yarns to what I spin. I know I can get the color and weight I want…not always the yardage.

    Thank you for sharing
    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

    • Yeah, it does sometimes make it harder. But I can’t spin for everything I want to knit and crochet yet, either. My yardage is generally in the ballpark, I think.

  13. Oooo, good spinnin goin on! I love the colors!

  14. I hope to learn how to do that someday. Both skeins are beautiful!

  15. ooo I really like the colours of that second one!!

  16. I love seeing the transition from fiber to yarn. Gorgeous! I know nothing about spinning. Does it take long to learn?

  17. Love the first hank of yarn. Such a beautiful color. I think about starting to spin, but I don’t think I need a new hobby! 🙂

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