Saturday, March 23, 2013

New Yarns, and a Giveaway!

I've been busy this week, spinning like crazy to get more yarn to take to the yarn store in Ithaca.  I finished 2 new yarns:

The first is a gorgeous bright yarn...a 50:50 merino/yak blend from Abstract Fibers in the Chocolate Rainbow colorway.  I split the roving vertically, and spun each half into singles.  I then plied the singles in the same order, so that the colors matched up.  They didn't match up perfectly, but the stripes are pretty good.  This is the finest double ply yarn I've spun yet...366 yards from 4 ounces, measuring at 15 WPI.  It is destined for the yarn store, but if you'd rather knit with it yourself I'm asking $70 including shipping in the US.

The second is a really unique shiny yarn...a 50:50 superwash merino/tencel blend plied with viscose (bamboo) thread.  I was aiming for a spiral ply, which didn't quite work out, but the thread ply still makes it a gorgeous art yarn.  It will knit up beautifully!  This one is 276 yards from 4 ounces, $55 including shipping.

I also have (almost) finished pictures of my sweater!  I blocked it last week, and seamed up the back.  Now I just need to decide on closures for the front and finish it!

And finally, a giveaway!  I'm trying to build up my fan base on the farm Facebook page, so I'm having a giveaway once I reach 150 fans!  I think I'm only 7 "likes" away, so please "like" and share the page, and you'll be entered into the giveaway!

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