Sarah Jane Humke

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

I’ve not just been feeding baby goats and learning about Iowan politics lately.  I’ve also been spinning!  You might remember me posting about the Easyknits dyed Merino that I was spinning into (really) fine singles.  Well, I filled three bobbins with that wool and plied them together to make a really lush, soft and just yummy yarn.  This is the kind of yarn that gets stuffed down shirt fronts at knitting events.  Really, it’s that good.  It ended-up being really well-balanced as well after I plied it which was sort-of a first for me.  The only disappointment for me?  The red in the dyed wool ended-up being a lovely shade of pink in the finished yarn.  Had I anticipated this happening, I probably would have just pulled it out and held onto it for another project.  What I did instead was to simply take the finished yarn with the pink in it and skeined it separately.

Please excuse the flashes of gold, pieces of a Christmas bow were the only thing that I had handy to mark the meterage onto that was waterproof!

These skeins are a nice 3-ply DK weight yarn totaling a little over 640 meters total.

The two all blue/grey skeins were each 150 meters for 300 meters total.

The two pink/blue skeins totaled about 340 meters.

I have immediate plans for the two blue/grey skeins while I am still pondering the fate of the pink/blue skeins.  They may end-up being made into something for a certain blue-eyed and blonde Finn that I happen to know:-)

The pictures that I took don’t honestly do the skeins justice.  However, I was battling 30mph wind gusts, sub-freezing wind-chill and the fact that the sun was departing the sky rapidly in order to get these photographed.

Now, just so you don’t miss a day of goat-y goodness here is a completely dorky picture of me feeding the baby in the middle of the night.  In the cold.  And the dark.  I have finally figured out how to hold the kid, feed it, and take a picture with my iPhone.  Or scratch my nose.

2 thoughts on “It’s not all goats and politics around here!

  1. Barbro says:

    Beautiful yarns! I have been feeding your fish.

  2. tini says:

    Awesome yarn 🙂 And you could still do some pinkish stripes into something with the blue 🙂

    The goat is so cute. Do you name your goats? If yes, I think, her name should be Sonya (like in red sonya 😉 )

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