Handspun galore!

I’ve been spinning A LOT! And by this, I mean A LOT. Last year, my wheel barely saw any action as I juggled soaping, the kids and other aspects of my life.

This time around, I try to squeeze in as much spin-time as I possible can in between soaping. Making bigger batches of soap at a time has helped a lot! Anyway, thanks to this, I have churned out – since January this year – at least 12 bundles of fiber and finished off a really old spin WIP. That totals up to over 1.5kg of fiber and around 7204.96 meters! And it’s only April! WHOA!…

I average about four to six days per skein of yarn – faster if I’m churning out fingering-weight, chain-plied yarn, longer if it’s laceweight yarn. Spinning up really fine singles takes up a lot of time and concentration. Hehehehe.

Here’s a look at my most recent handspun goodies:

ss-damson1-02 ss_spotty02 ss-binautumn02 ss-hydrbouquet02 ss-amber02

I’m thinking of investing in a jumbo flyer but these babies need to be shipped from New Zealand and the local distributor charges a pretty penny for it. So I’ll hold onto that idea and make the best out of what I already have here. I figure that I can get it when I head back to Europe – where it won’t be as pricey as the quote I got!

In the meantime, I’m looking forward to spinning up more fiber and receiving some new additions to my stash…plus stalking a couple of clubs! Hehehehe.

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