Friday, February 10, 2012

Handspun Friday - some Falkland

FCK semi solids on Falkland put away

I've another big spinning project going on. I've got 54 of FatCatKnits Semi Solids on Falkland to play with. Each is a 2oz bundle. I'm spinning them with a blanket in mind. I'm only going to start knitting once all of them are done.
I've got seven finished so far. I know, this will take a while, since I'm doing other stuff in between. But so far I'm loving it.
first seven of 54 FatCatKnits Semi Solids on Falkland

The skeins average 127yds, chain plied, 2oz.

FatCatKnits Semi Solids on Falkland

I've spun them from lightest to darkest, and had the feeling, I was spinning the same thing over and over, even though they are all different shades.

FatCatKnits Semi Solids on Falkland

I've already picked the next 7 colors, they are not in this picture anymore. This time I've picked them randomly, to make spinning more exciting. So far, I'm loving every colorway, they just look so awesome up close and personal. This is really a fun project.

FatCatKnits Semi Solids on Falkland

I'm not sure what blanket it will be. I have something in mind, but don't know if I can do it yet. But that's a long way off!

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Have a wonderful weekend!

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26 comments:

Ute - Socksstreet said...

Monika,

ich wollte Dir nur mal schreiben, wie ich Deinen handspun friday liebe.
Ich freu mich morgens schon auf Deinen Eintrag und genieße das so richtig und irgendwie treibt es mich dann auch immer in Richtung meiner Kammzüge und zum Spinnrad!!

einen lieben Gruß
Ute

Ruth Marie said...

Flippin' awesome photo of all that fibre!!! I will admit to having green eyed monster tendencies!!! I CANNOT wait to see all your planned blanket fibres spun up! :)

Freyalyn said...

Beautiful spinning, and such lovely colours. I will enjoy seeing what these turn into. Have a lovely weekend with your pups, and give 'em a hug from me.

2paw said...

I just love your shelves full of all the beautiful wool ready to spin. And it looks so lovely wound onto the bobbins too. I think she are showing great will power not to start knitting yet!!

herta said...

Monika deine Farben und fertige Wolle fasziniert mich immer wieder aufs neue.
Schicke dir liebe,frostige-8°,Grüße aus Bad Schallerbach

Herta

wolltrunken said...

Wow - was fuer ein Projekt! Ich freue mich schon drauf, das mitzuverfolgen.

Liebe Gruesse

von Birgit

(Haha, die word verification lautet "sansfin" - ohne Ende, das passt ja.)

CelticCastOn said...

Excited to see that rainbow of fiber turn into a rainbow of yarn!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

You know we are all going to fall head over heels over that stash of fiber. This looks like it will be so much fun to spin and knit. I will follow this project closely.

Mrs. A said...

What a beautiful long-term project! I'm sure you can't get the February Blues with a fiber closet so colourful! I would love to see the pattern you are thinking of for your blanket. I do hope you'll post a before (fiber)and after (yarn) photo when you're done all that spinning.

Chery said...

That will be one heavy beautiful blanket. Can't wait to see it in progress, love the colorscull.

Alexandra said...

Ooh those colors! I love this project, even though I don't know what you're going to make :D And I'm so jealous of all that fiber! It's absolutely beautiful!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Is that your fibre stash cupboard?? It's so pretty just the way it is! (not that the yarn isn't pretty too!)

Tracy said...

Oh what fun!! The first blanket that pops into my brain is the 10 stitch spiral by Frankie Brown

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ten-stitch-twist

But I'm sure you have something ubber cool in mind, can't wait to see it!!!

Karen S, Lykkefanten said...

What an absolutely gorgeous project you have started. The fibre looks beautiful and the spun yarn even more so! I look forward to seeing the work progress.

Toby said...

I can see how it would seem like spinning the same thing over and over when you only have the subtle color change. They sure are stunning though!

Carrie#K said...

Now I want to know what blanket you're considering!

Those are some fabulously filled shelves! No pups basking on them though. Clearly you need a cat. ;)

Susan said...

Such happy colors! Just beautiful!

Robin said...

Oh, your yarn is so beautiful! Mine is always lumpy and uneven - too funny to post on my blog I'm afraid, lol!

Redberry Cottage said...

Looking at all of the colors makes us feel happy. They are simply stunning!
Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

Walden said...

How wonderful! Such a lovely project. Just the fiber itself is wonderful to look at that spectrum of colors. Cannot wait to see how you knit it up.

Andi said...

You are amazing. That is going to be one beautiful blanket!

Rhonda said...

All I can say is WOW!!!

Beverly said...

Those colors are awesome. This is going to be a fabulous blanket.

hakucho said...

Great shades of color :)

Hege said...

Oh my. What a beautiful rainbow you have in your shelf!!!

Maria said...

So glad you commented on my post, or I would have missed your rainbow spinning project!!! Your spinning is gorgeous!