Even though I've been spinning kind of regularly lately, I've only got one finished skein. It's more like I'm filling up my bobbins, to have a plying party soon.
As I've mentioned before, I'm nuts about this stuff. Not especially the roughness of Jacobs fiber, but how this was blended and dyed. It's a pleasure to spin, which is weird, since this was the first time I had to pick out guard hair and vegtable matter throughout, but it came in such intervals, that it did not stop the spinning process. I feel always a little wonderment, when I pick out the straw, thinking this comes from far far away (UK), and now it's in my living room. I feel the same wonderment picking out straw from Noro yarn, which of course came from Japan, even farther away!
If you look at the photos of the yarn enlarged, you can see it's fuzziness, it's roughness, but look also at the wide range of colors! Isn't it beautiful?
fiber: Kettle Dyed Jacobs Humbug from Shunklies Etsy Store , 3.5oz or 100g
yardage: 323yds, navajo plied
I've decided to spin all my different Humbug colorways at (hopefully) the same weight, navajo plied, to make it into - wait for it - a blanket! This is a big project, which will be doable since it will be worked on in small installments as each colorway weights (3.5oz)100g. This will be my first skein, put into a specially marked box, together with the unspun fiber. I don't want to start with the blanket until I've spun the last of the fiber for it. I'm really looking forward to it.
Speaking of blanket. After finishing my first two-color test knit sock (this is a non ravelry link) (Meeresrauschen by Bea, now available in German and in English, this is the ravelry link), I rewarded myself with the beginning of - wait for it - another blanket. Yes, yes, really, I can't help myself. Even my son noticed the vigorous wielding of the crochet hook around here. I've had this yarn in my stash for a while now, and now was the time to play with it.
Of course the second test sock is in the works as well.
Wish you all a wonderful weekend!