Sunday, February 07, 2010

Spin Spun, Almost Done

A non-spinner would probably be unimpressed with this photo. A little pile of natural brown yarn? Big deal.

Well, yeah. It's about 420 grams of fingering weight 3-ply yarn that I've been spinning on and off over the course of nearly 2 years. Is that nuts or what? Of course, I've done a lot of other stuff along the way.

Right now I'm trying to decide if I should keep going on this and get a whole sweater's worth done, or if I should use it with a natural white fingering weight factory-spun yarn and make a nice Faroese-style stranded design.

Here's the obligatory coin shot. Hmm. I'm leaning toward a nice two-color stranded design because it would be fun to spin some of the other fibers that have been building up in the last two years.

In Other News
I've resigned from my position at Knitcircus. It's been an incredible learning experience for me and lots of fun along the way. My family is hoping to move to a bigger house this spring/summer (the grant-gods, willing) and we have a lot of work to do to make that happen; like, 2 full time job's worth of cleaning, sorting, purging, and packing for at least several months. And I think my kids need some more of my attention than they've been getting. The younger son has had behavioral issues at school and at home that I can't continue to gloss over. I'll still be helping out with Knitcircus here and there: maybe doing some of the photos, definitely designing an occasional pattern. Stay tuned!


MollyBeees said...

Your handspun is BEAUTIFUL!!! If you need to purge it when you move.....:-)

Kaye said...

Oh I totally get the significance of that pile of brown yarn!! Ha ha! It looks great!

I don't blame you for resigning. Moving is a bitch in and of itself, add in buying and selling a house? Ugh.

suse-the-slow-knitta & Baldyboi said...

that looks beautifully soft and would make a fab shawl

Wendy said...

Oh, sorry about the resigning, but I totally understand. I'll keep fingers crossed for a happy and healthy future for your family and for the youngest one.

YarnThrower said...

Tough decision, though with so much on your plate, I can certainly understand the importance of having more time for other things.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

That yarn you made looks so nice and fluffy. I vote for spinning the rest of it and making a wonderful vest. However, I understand the desire for spinning something different for a change.

I am always open for rant reception and trouble buffering.

Batty said...

That yarn is the most incredible color I've seen in a long time. On my monitor, it looks a bit pinkish, a bit grayish, but mostly brown and wonderful. I'd say keep going, but... if you're tired of it, maybe just do a vest and call it good.

I wish you good luck with the move and all the family stuff. Every once in a while, we have to re-evaluate our priorities.