I've been spinning up worsted weight yarns with an idea in mind... an idea to use them to knit a sweater. I wasn't quite sure what would work together but I just picked things I liked. I spun up about 2 pounds so far! Definitley enough for a sweater - now I just have to pick what kind of sweater. I'm thinking a basic top down raglan V neck.
Here's the yarn:
Click on the picture and go to Flickr for details on each of the yarns.
My favorites are definitely these three:
I recently spun up this Pigeonroof Studios
It was the first time I've ever spun Pigeonroof and I now know why so many people love it! It's a joy to spin and the colors are amazing!
I also had 4 oz of Hello Yarn's Turkey attack stashed away for a rainy day...
You may remember this as the same roving I used to spin and knit mittens last year.
Another fiber artist that I have fallen in love with in the course of this project is Wool Gatherings:
I found her on ebay and bought a braid - this one:
and after spinning it immediately went back online and bought a second one:
The before pics are quite interesting - the BFL fiber she used on these was two toned before she dyed it. It gives such depth to the colors.
I also spun up a bag of mystery fiber I bought at Rhinebeck. I really wish I knew what it was! I got a bag of pencil roving and there was no name or fiber content or anything on it! Of course I forgot to write down the name of the vendor - my bad! But it is beautiful:
I think this will be my Olympic knitting project. I can't wait to start!