Somehow (I'm not entirely sure how) I've managed to carve out some spinning time in the past few weeks. This first skein, however, was a long work in progress -- I think that I started it before Billy was born, actually, although I finally got it plied and wet-finished this week:
I'm not sure how you type this out properly, but it's a cabled yarn made up of two 3-plied components. All of that twisting and plying tucked in a good deal of the "ends" of each individual strand of wool, so it makes for a very soft, smooth, strong yarn.
Baby Camel/Merino blend from Susan's Spinning Bunny -- Cabled yarn, 250 yds, 13 WPI (wraps per inch).
I'm going to knit a swatch over the weekend and then ship it off to my very wool-sensitive husband and see how he feels about it after pinning it down his shirt for a while. If he likes it, it'll become a hat for him. If I can get gauge, I'm thinking of either Koolhaas or Habitat (both by Jared Flood).
So anyway, that was my Serious Spin. As a reward for finally finishing it, I let myself do some Fun And Pointless Spinning.
"Crazy Valentine" (batt carded by Elizabeth/Eutrapelia), 2-ply, 50 yds, 7 WPI (bulky).
"Bollywood": Merino, bamboo, sari silk, glitz. This was from one of the batts I carded a while ago with my little sister.
2-ply, 54 yds, 8 WPI (slightly less, but still bulky).
Both Crazy Valentine and Bollywood were like candy for the wheel and spindle. Quick, fun, and oh-so-great to fastrack straight to a finished product. Well, of course they're not knit yet, but at least I've got something to show for my efforts. Unlike the house, which keeps "magically" uncleaning itself...