ballet shoes yarn on bobbin
both ballet shoes yarns; one ball and one skein
the super kid mohair yarn is AMAZING!!! it is one ply commercial yarn and one ply handspun mohair in a few different greens, yellow, and a tiny bit of purple. i spun the single quite a long time ago, but didn't have anything to use it with *it was a color-blending experiment i did when i first bought my drum carder* the adult mohair is plied with a commercial baby blue super kid mohair yarn, and this stuff feels like cashmere!! and the resulting yarn looks really great, it's 290 yards *and is super-jumbo skein, it's a monster!!*
super kid mohair yarn
i also finished two other yarns; the COTTON yarn *rejoice!!!* and i started and finished a new bamboo yarn. i waited forever to ply the cotton yarn, because after i spun the singles, i really thought i was going to HATE the final product. so it sat there, unloved, until last night, i ran out of what i was spinning, and didn't want to get up :P and guess what was sitting right there on the floor next to my wheel? you got it....the cotton. so i just did it. and turns out, i LOVE the plied yarn! it turned so much better than i could've expected! it's all lumpy and bumpy and irregular, and it's just the type of yarn i LOVE!!! such a happy surprise, and i got TONS more yardage than i thought, 195 yards! i didn't think i'd get anywhere near that! so now i'm thinking since it's way more than expected, i just may put this one up on my etsy, too, but i'm not sure yet...
the final yarn *yes, i was very busy while i was away* is another roving of bamboo, from the same lady that i got the rainbow bamboo roving. this is almost the exact opposite, though. it's very springy tones in yellow, green, purple and a light blue *not quite baby, more cerulean blue* it's really pretty and refreshing. i spun a thin single and then navajo plied it. this is one of my favorite techniques! i just love the hand movements, to me it's very relaxing! this one will go up on my etsy, as soon as i get pics taken! :) and i'm probably going to be ordering more from bamboo from her shortly....as soon i get the chance on this damn computer! :S
so everybody cross their fingers, and wish me good luck, and maybe i can this infernal piece of machinery up and running again! and btw, i have lots more to update about, but i hate reading other blogs when the posts are super long...so check back shortly!