Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Keeping Up With Club Fibers

I've been trying to keep up with fiber club shipments as best I can. I try and keep the fiber "stash" portion of things to any excess fiber purchases throughout the year (Rhinebeck, various shop updates, gifts, etc.) and play with that stuff in between shipments. Of course, this is all a rough guideline - sometimes things fall behind, sometimes I'm just not into a club colorway or fiber, sometimes I have bigger plans. For the most part, though, I try to keep up, and I think that's what counts.

New Day!

This is "New Day" - the February fiber offering from Spunky Eclectic. This is 4 ounces of Corriedale, spun 2-ply, and I ended up with about 240 yards after a hot/cold soak and a good thwacking. I didn't do much prep to the fiber - I split it lengthwise and spun each half, then plied them together. It was a fast spin. I'm a little bit afraid that it may be a bit "Burger King"-esque, but that may just be from seeing it in process, when the colors were truly separated out.

Boys of Summer

This is the February offering from Southern Cross Fibers - 100% Polwarth in the "Boys of Summer" colorway. The polwarth is divine - it's a wee bit "sticky" and has a ton of spring to it. I also split this lengthwise, and then again, spinning up 2 lengths each to a bobbin. This is also a 2-ply, though much finer - my yield is 435 yards. I'm thinking it may get woven up into a scarf.

Thankfully club shipments do not ALL arrive on the same day - a little bit of a break and a chance to delve into the "stash" section of fiber. Or catch up on past club shipments. Or knit up some of the handspun, perhaps. We'll see what happens!

1 comment:

  1. Nice photography! I love them both - neither remotely fast-foodish.