27 June, 2009 at 12:26 pm (caturday, FO, spinning)

Mmm, handspun goodness!

merinocashsilk (by jesh\)

I’m really not sure why I don’t spin singles for laceweight more often—I like the look, I hate having to ply, and I have a bunch of small bumps of fiber that do well when spun like this. I think maybe a part of me is always worried about the strength of my singles, nevermind that a well spun and well finished single will probably hold up just fine in handknitting. I hope.

merinocashsilkscale (by jesh\)
Fiber is 1.5oz of 70/15/15 merino/cashmere/silk from Redstone Yarns, spun on a 1oz spindle. 720 yards.

It is becoming clear that I’ll need to step up my game to compete with Team Suck Less, though, since it took me most of the week to finish this. Fortunately we have new kittens who have offered to, um, “help.” We’ll see how that goes.
yoko (by jesh\)

mitsuo (by jesh\)



  1. Tikabelle said,

    Agh! Kittens! I want one. But I don’t really. Even though I do. AGH!

  2. Batty said,

    Oh, the cuteness! Kitties!

    Lovely handspun. Very fine and even. I’m jealous.

  3. trillian42 said,

    Wow. That handspun is STUNNING.

    Now you’ve got me thinking about keeping the stuff I’m spinning now as singles – it would be a nice laceweight. Hmm…

  4. Nonstopknitter said,

    Sweet Pea totally squee’d at your new kitties.

    I may have squee’d at your singles.

  5. Jo said,

    your singles look perfect…no sucking there! And kittens…ahhhhh factor to the MAX!

  6. Tsock Tsarina said,

    Gorgeous singles.

    OMGKITTEN OMGWANT! Will I NEVER learn? That first kitten looks just like another wicked little Ptolemy OMG OMG OMG.

    Must. Look. Away. From. Blog.


    Gorgeous singles.

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