Sunday, July 19, 2009

I heart this yarn

Remember how I kept talking about the luscious and shiny alpaca silk? Well, ok, only a couple of times - but that's because I didn't leave it around for long enough to really pine for it - I was too eager to spin it. And I did, and it became a beautiful 2-ply laceweight. 200 yards of 20 wpi jewel tones. I keep bringing it out to gaze adoringly at it.

Proud Peacock
Proud Peacock closeup

So for the Tour de Fleece, I have spun up:
  • 2 ounces of turquoise probably-merino (I forget the details, and it's hiding from me)
  • 2.5 ounces pinkish superwash merino (75 yards bulky - or was it superbulky?)
  • 4 ounces of red merino cross - half in worsted (67 yards), half in bulky (60 yards)
  • 8ish ounces of Alpaca/Sari silk and merino into a little more than 250 yards of bulkyish weight (I really need to check the wpi soon)
  • 2 ounces of alpaca silk (see my drool in the first paragraph)
A respectable amount - a little over a pound in 15 days. I had originally predicted about half a pound. I'm still working on the BFL and hope to finish half of it this week. This week is a bit busy - an evening with my parents, a new job, and a trip to Chicago. Since we'll be taking the bus, I'm not bringing Daisy with me, so I have to finish up the TdF by Friday morning.

So I'd better get going!

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