I signed up for a couple of crafting challenges this year. The first began in the Yarn Yard group on Ravelry – some people decided that to get back into spinning (or just to do it more) they’d set themselves a monthly goal. I’m aiming to spin up 100g a month in a bid to reduce my fibre stash a bit. A trip to Woolfest a couple of years ago coincided with me having A Serious Spinning Bug and I stocked up. It’s all still sitting there.
When I spin I like to have an idea of what I want to knit or crochet with the finished yarn. This gives me an idea of how fine to spin and what kind of plying method to use. However, I do have a weakness for multi-coloured fibre, which isn’t that sensible since I hardly ever knit with multi-coloured yarn. It’s really fun to spin though – its entertaining and pretty on the bobbins, and its easy to see the difference that using different methods of plying can make.
For January I started with this, 100g of hand-painted Shetland, my absolute favourite fibre to spin.
Only thing though, is I can’t think of anything to do with it. It’s very nice, but if I’m being honest I’m not going to knit this up. So, if you’d like it you can have it! Just leave a comment and I’ll pick someone at random on Sunday. This is the last of my multi-coloured fibre now, I just need to resist the temptation to get more!