For my three readers who are still with me, you might have noticed that I skipped the April spins. I did this because I was working on a larger project and it wasn’t quite done. I was waiting until I had finished for the big reveal. Here it is:
A few months ago my friend K suggested a spin-a-long (SAL). The challenge was to combine two different braids of fiber to result in three skeins, one of colorway A, one of a mix of colorways A and B, and one of colorway B. This results in a really neat gradient effect as you’re knitting. Of course, since I have to supersize challenges, I thought it would be a great chance to spin up enough for a sweater. I used this amazing sweater designed by Tanis Lavallee as my inspiration.
I had three braids of falkland dyed by Funky Carolina in a bright pink, and I was looking for a way to tone it down, so I ordered three braids of falkland from Fat Cat Knits in the colorway Esther.
So I spun in April, and I spun in May.
First I spun the two colors together to see what they would look like.
Then the pink:
And then the multicolor:
Altogether I now have about 1700 yards of luscious yarn (from 24oz of fiber).
I have two other spins for the month as well.
First up, a club colorway from Two if By Hand, Superwash Merino in the colorway Little Plastic Castle:
And second, an oversized braid from JulieSpins, Falkland in the colorway Spring Tide. I love this one and got 457 yards of squishy goodness, a record for me!
Both of these two skeins are available over in my shop!
That brings my yearly total to 109.1 oz or 6.8 lbs of fiber. Well on my way to my goal of 12 pounds in 2012!