Spinning and quilting update:
I’m up to 106 modules for the quilt, and I’m a little sick of it. It’s not color fatigue, and in fact the flowers that I dislike the most are the least saturated. I still have at least 40 left to go, so hopefully I’ll like it better by the time it needs to be sewn together.
The skein on the top left is shetland from Hopeful Shetlands (http://from-hopeful.blogspot.com/), but it’s much softer than shetland usually is. My favorite hat is made out of yarn I spun last year from their herd. The top right and bottom left are both merino from Studioloo (http://www.studioloo.com/). The greyish-purple was from mill ends (ends of fiber from spinning commerical yarn with lots of unusual forms), and was surprisingly nice to spin on my 34g nurse shark top whorl from Spinning with Sharks (http://spinningwithsharks.ca/). I love the colors of the green, but I think I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not a batt spinner. I don’t like making rolags, and I don’t like stripping it. The blue streaks in that yarn are so bizarre, they almost feel like a synthetic. They were slippery, but in a slick sort of way, not an alpaca sort of way. The last yarn in the bottom right is merino/seacell from Lofty Fibres (http://loftyfibres.blogspot.com/), spun from the fold.