Handspun Rainbow Mini Skeins October 17, 2014 12:53
Slow and steady, I am finally getting back to making since having my little boy at the beginning of September. I am mostly done on catching up with custom requests and orders that built up while I was on my making hiatus, but I still have semi large order of handspun for my LYS to finish.
There was one fun project that I just had to finish, considering I started it in June! That project was my Rainbow Mini Skein set and I am pleased to say that as of last night- I am done!
I really wanted to spin some fingering weight yarn, which I personally find easier to do from batts and under 2 oz of fiber per bobbin. Flax and Alpaca fibers are both great for spinning fine as well so they were a natural choice to blend with the already rainbow dyed merino bits that I had on hand. The alpaca and flax fibers were both undyed so that is what the lighter flecks of color you are seeing are.
Each skein is approximately 1.8-2 oz and totally approximately 180-200 yards. So there is a minimum of 1,260 yards available in the set! I will figure out the exact amount of each skein after they have had a nice bath.
Originally, I envisioned knitting up a lace weight shawl (perhaps a Pi Shawl) with this yarn. But, as I mentioned above I am SO very behind (there is currently one skein of handspun in my shop!) so I think I will be putting this up for sale in my shop.
Here are all the shots I snapped on Instagram as this set slowly came together over the past few months.