The Stochastic Yarn
Got about half of the braid spun into singles. The last yarn came out thicker than I had in mind; I think I may have gone too far the other way this time.

Got about half of the braid spun into singles. The last yarn came out thicker than I had in mind; I think I may have gone too far the other way this time.

Stripping my roving to preserve the colors and winding each strip into little balls.

Stripping my roving to preserve the colors and winding each strip into little balls.

The first few yards of a new colorway are always so exciting!

The first few yards of a new colorway are always so exciting!

heteroskedasknitcity:

Finished the socks! Hot off the needles!

The cast-off is a bit tight, but not unwearable, so I’ll probably just leave it rather than rip it out. I had all of 3” of yarn left between the two socks, so I’d have to rip out a whole extra row (or at least half) to fix it.

They still don’t match, but the last few inches at least made them coordinate better. Yarn is my own handspun, 4oz of Romney, chain-plied. Colorway is Spunky Eclectic’s “Lightning Strike”, from their fiber club.

Here’s what that handspun grew up to be.

heteroskedasknitcity:

Finished the socks! Hot off the needles!

The cast-off is a bit tight, but not unwearable, so I’ll probably just leave it rather than rip it out. I had all of 3” of yarn left between the two socks, so I’d have to rip out a whole extra row (or at least half) to fix it.

They still don’t match, but the last few inches at least made them coordinate better. Yarn is my own handspun, 4oz of Romney, chain-plied. Colorway is Spunky Eclectic’s “Lightning Strike”, from their fiber club.

Here’s what that handspun grew up to be.

I think this is going to be my next spin. It’s Masham, another longwool, but a softer one. I really struggled with spinning merino on the Vespera, so I’m digging in my stash looking for longer-staple fibers until I get used to it. I think maybe the suggested use of mittens may be a good one.

Spunky Eclectic “Snow Forts”, fiber club December 2013. I have 8oz; this is one of two 4oz braids of top.

I think this is going to be my next spin. It’s Masham, another longwool, but a softer one. I really struggled with spinning merino on the Vespera, so I’m digging in my stash looking for longer-staple fibers until I get used to it. I think maybe the suggested use of mittens may be a good one.

Spunky Eclectic “Snow Forts”, fiber club December 2013. I have 8oz; this is one of two 4oz braids of top.

My yarn is dry, and it got fluffy!

My yarn is dry, and it got fluffy!

Skeined the yarn off, which was a bit interesting as I really should have grabbed the bigger niddy-noddy, then took a few glamour shots before popping it in a nice warm bath. The overplying evened out once it hit the water and the twist rejuvenated. It’s in the dehydrator now, and should be dry by early morning.

This is Spunky Eclectic “Lightning” on Romney wool, one of their fiber club offerings from last year (last March, iirc).

Plying finished! 4oz of Romney, ready to be skeined off and washed.

Plying finished! 4oz of Romney, ready to be skeined off and washed.

Well, I was going for sock weight, but I think I overshot a little. Okay, a lot. Maybe I’ll just have… really thick… socks?

Well, I was going for sock weight, but I think I overshot a little. Okay, a lot. Maybe I’ll just have… really thick… socks?

The bobbin at the end of the day.

I’m a bit worried that if I chain-ply this I’m going to have one brown foot and one purple foot, but I also really want to preserve the colors. Oh well.

The bobbin at the end of the day.

I’m a bit worried that if I chain-ply this I’m going to have one brown foot and one purple foot, but I also really want to preserve the colors. Oh well.