Pick-Me-Up Spinning

I was feeling a bit low last weekend, so I dug out some fiber that I’ve been hoarding. You know, the stash that you don’t touch until you figure out the perfect project for, until you are good enough, whatever your reason. You have that special stash in the back of your closet somewhere. I have to tell you, in the past 6 months, I’ve gone through quite a bit of them. Handpainted BFL. Alpaca. Silk. Qiviut/Silk/Merino blend. Angora/Merino. Cashmere/Silk. You name it. If I had it in my stash, I spun it. Good thing the fiber show season is starting again. I can replenish my stash.

By the way, I’ve found a new favorite fiber blend to spin — Cashmere/Silk. I had about 2 oz of Chasing Rainbow’s “Purple Haze” that I spun into lace weight. I’m on the last repeat of the lace scarf. Hopefully, I’ll have a picture for you this weekend. I didn’t think there would be anything to top the wonderful feel of the fiber as I spun it (during Super Bowl), but knitting it is out of this world. I don’t want it to end. Perhaps that’s why I’ve been on the last repeat for several weeks. I’m savoring it until I can buy more next weekend.

Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, wool from stash … I pulled out a hank of Lorna’s Laces rovings that I bought about 4-5 years ago (when Lorna still owned Lorna’s Laces) in the Purple Iris colorway. It’s been a dream to spin. The colors blend together beautifully in the drafting triangle. The fibers slow like butter through my hands. It’s quite mesmerizing. Perfect for soothing the mind and soul. You can solve all of the world’s problems while spinning this stuff. (Come to think of it, perhaps Shrub should learn to spin.)

I’ve filled 2 bobbins so far. I think I have another 1/2 bobbin left to spin, and then it’s time to start plying. I can’t wait. I’m thinking that it wants to be a lace stole.