496 yards, 3 skeins, 2 colors, 1 happy camper


I love my new wheel. I just feel I need to say that, in case it needs saying. El Matchador and I have been spending a lot of time together lately and these are the fruits of our loins labors.

First, about 500 yards of the mystery white wool I got from Greenwich Yarns. This was spun up at a fingering weight, more or less. It's fairly consistent but with a few thick spots and some areas that are probably closer to a lace weight

And here is probably 550 yards of Alpaca/BFL that I bought on the road trip. This stuff wanted to spin up super super fine. I think it spun up mostly at a lace weight but there are points that were basically thread weight.

When I paired them, the result is nothing you would ever want to buy, but I love it. I really think that knit up, it will look fine, but there's no doubt these skeins have "character" in spades. I think you can see how inconsistent the plying is in these pictures, what you can't see are the various repair jobs for breaks and occasional run away ply that plies on itself, making little appendages. I think I only have one or two, but they are in there. With nearly 500 yards, though, I should be able to make a little something special out of my yarn.

Yesterday, I picked myself up a few extra accessories at Pacific Wool and Fiber. All they had were high speed bobbins (and only two of those) so I grabbed those and a fast whorl and will begin my adventure with those this weekend.


Yay! Your handspun is so pretty! It doesn't even have a "designer" feel to it - go you!

I love the Rose. Moxie may not know it yet, but it is NOT going back.

Sweet! The yarn's looking great!

nice yarn. do you know what you will make? a short cardy? cables? lace? I'm intrigued!

I think they look beautiful together!

I love the name "El Matchador" that's great! Your yarn will look lovely knitted up and that Alpaca will give it a little drape. Can't wait to see what you make.

Actually, I would want to buy that! I think the barberpole cream and tan is great. Can't wait to see what you make with it!

500 yards is great, good call. and i agree with janel, el matchador is a *great* name. makes me laugh every time i say it, i have to say it was an exclamation at the end.. oh and do you remember the fabulosos cadillacs' hit from the 80s, "matador"? works perfectly for matchador ;)

I'd but it!Looks beautiful.

El Matchador? What else have you named;) Just kidding! I'm not a fan of brown, but that yarn looks great! What are you going to make with it?

Great name! My prelude is still nameless, she just hasn't told me what her name ought to be yet.

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