I’m sorry to say I haven’t knitted a stitch on either of my socks since Wednesday, so today’s FOs are all spinning projects.
Shown first is a lovely skein of BFL/Silk yarn that I spun and plied on my Ladybug. I chain-plied the yarn and I hope you can tell that my chain-plying is improving.
I love the colors in this fiber. Of course, they look much better in real life than in the picture. Photography is something at which I totally and absolutely suck.
Next is a sample skein I spun and plied on spindles. The fiber is Falkland from Unwind Yarn Company in the O Negative colorway.
I was able to spin the fiber very, very thin and I ended up with a lovely 2-ply lace weight yarn, which is what I was hoping for. I will spin and ply the rest of the braid in the same manner and I should end up with enough yarn to knit a small shawl. The different shades of red give the finished yarn a depth of color that is just stunning in person. Unfortunately, at photography I suck.
Lastly, I present to you the finished undyed BFL that I spun and plied on the Ladybug.
There is one very large hank, which hasn’t been skeined yet because it isn’t completely dry, and a small skein. The large hank is the first bobbin’s worth that I plied and the small skein is what didn’t fit onto the first bobbin. They yarn is probably a DK weight and it is soft beyond belief. I’m getting much better at plying on the wheel.
So, that’s what I have to report on this FO Friday. What have you finished?
All are lovely, but the colors in the first skein are gorgeous!
Thanks. I wish I were a skilled photographer so that I could accurately capture just how gorgeous those colors are in real life.
Pretty colors in the peacock yarn, and I still love that red. Your pretty yarns make me want to pick up my neglected spindle this weekend.
I hope you pick up your spindle soon. 🙂
Q – Spinning BFL is as if you have a tiny bit of heaven in your hands. Lovely skeins of yarn!
That’s a good description of BFL. If fluffy, white clouds were wool, they’d be BFL. Or maybe I should say that if wool were fluffy, white clouds, it would be BFL. I fear I’m making no sense (which, sadly, wouldn’t be unusual). LOL
Q – You make my type of sense – PERFECT!
Your spinning looks fantastic! I really need to consider learning how to spin. I’m so jealous of your skill-set.
You really should learn to spin. It’s very satisfying.