Chugging Along

Things seem to be moving at a snails pace.  The needles are working but not fast.  The wheel is spinning sporadically.  But this is only because the family life around me is whizzing!  So, I will show what I can…

This is my newest yarn made from the beautiful Briar Rose BFL fiber. 

Here is the 3.5 oz ball:

Here are the bobbins:

Here is the 3-ply yarn (3.2 oz / 240 yds):

I really love looking at the progression of fiber to yarn.  When I became obsessed with knitting 5 years ago (after being a casual knitter for 20 years) I did alot of felting.  (I should show you…someday) I was always thrilled to see what the yarn would do and how different fibers would react.  Then once Clara Parkes came out with The Knitter’s Book of Yarn and its sister The Knitter’s Book of Wool, I was a fiber theory student.

I love this BFL so much, I think it needs to become mitts so I can look at it all the time.  The color is a bit difficult to photograph with its tealness and silvery grey tone, perhaps due to the sheen, but here are 2 more picture.  The BFL with the almost done Fiddlehead Mittens.


One more thing though…for spinners, what do you do with your bobbin leftovers?

Spin them as a two ply, save and wind onto spare bobbins for a mystery yarn? Care to share your secrets???


5 thoughts on “Chugging Along

  1. That BFL is soooo pretty (as are the Fiddleheads – I LOVE your inner mitt color!)
    I’m using my leftover Oatmeal BFL singles to make a 2 ply for seaming the sweater – otherwise I have been using leftovers to practice Nplying – and if there is only a teeny tiny bit….I undwind and throw it out.

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