Sarah Jane Humke

The life of a traveling, reading, writing, spining and knitting shepherdess.

So today I made this totally lush yarn.

By accident.


I guess that accident isn’t totally correct.  This yarn was made with the remainder of the leftover fibers that I had from Janel Laidman’s spinning class at Knit Nation.  There is (I think) some alpaca and silk, Merino and silk, BLF and silk, and BFL or Merino and Tencel in this yarn.  I had 3 bobbins with these leftovers, one with the alpaca, one with the Tencel and one with the Merino and BFL.  I then did a straight 3 ply of all the singles together.  The Tencel adds some serious shine while the alpaca adds a little bit of halo.  I really can’t wait to see if this blooms some more after I wash it.

To say that this is a seriously lush yarn would be an understatement.  I need to play like this more often as most of the time I think of the fibers that get as sort of individual yarns even though combining them gets me much more interesting yarns as well as more yardage on a single bobbin.

Now I’m going to be eyeing my fiber stash with a lean toward color combos.  Be afraid, be very afraid!

3 thoughts on “Lush

  1. tini says:

    Oh yummy 🙂 that yarn will make a very nice hat or some lovely mittens 🙂 (you know, that you are supposed to knit or crochet or weave with the yarn you make 🙂 ) [says the girl, who just finished the second project with her handspun yarn but I don’t spin that much nowadays…)

    1. hortihoney says:

      Alas, it really isn’t all that much yarn, so it might make a good edging on a hat or mittens. I think it’s only about 15 yards or so! Doh!!

      1. tini says:

        drats, since it is really yummy. Maybe making some Fetching and do the edging with the yarn. Or mittens, since it is getting pretty pretty cold here (aroung 8°C today…)

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