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Other Obsessions: Spinning Panda roving and finished BFL

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Panda roving handdyed by me in really yellow color. I want to call it "Sunshine."

Panda roving handdyed by me in really yellow color. I want to call it "Sunshine."

My spinning wheel has been a little bit neglected in the past 2 weeks. So I spent some quality time with my Ladybug this morning. 

I handdyed this roving few weeks ago. It's SW Merino/Bamboo/Nylon blend and I'm going to 3 ply it for some nice sock yarn.

Handdyed 60% SW Merino/30% Bamboo/10% Nylon blend.

Handdyed 60% SW Merino/30% Bamboo/10% Nylon blend.

I think the undyed roving was from Ashland Bay and I got it from Paradise Fiber. It was a while ago so I am not 100% sure but I used to buy a lot of undyed roving so I can practice dyeing and spinning... I still have some leftover so I think I'm going to be dyeing a little more in the next few weeks.

And I finally skeined the Superwash BFL from Squoosh Fiberarts. This was Squoosh Fiberarts' 2025 colorway. It's part red, part brown, part light blue... basically really wonderful. It was really soft, and I just spun it straight from the roving without dividing it or anything, and navajo-plied it. It came out a little thicker than true fingering weight yarn so I think this will be a really great sport-weight socks if I knit it on Sz 1 or 1.5 needles. 

Other Obsessions: Sweet Georgia SW Merino and Plying Squoosh Fiberarts SW BLS

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Sweet Georgia Superwash Merino 100% Superwash Merino Spinning Fibre, 100g, in "Spring Garden"

Sweet Georgia Superwash Merino 100% Superwash Merino Spinning Fibre, 100g, in "Spring Garden"

This week, I am spinning on the 100% Superwash Merino wool that the nice people at Sweet Georgia gave me for my spin-to-knit design project. 

Direction: Z, Ratio 14:1.  

Direction: Z, Ratio 14:1.  

I divided the roving into two 50-gram bumps lengthwise, and then further divided them into 8 bumps, all lengthwise. I'll be spinning 4 bumps on one bobbin, and then the remaining 4 on the other bobbin, then ply them into 2-ply light fingering sock yarn, for my next sock design.

Squoosh Fiberarts SW BFL single. Spun in Z direction, at 16:1 ratio.

Squoosh Fiberarts SW BFL single. Spun in Z direction, at 16:1 ratio.

I'm also finished with spinning SW BFL from Squoosh Fiberarts into single. I didn't get any extra bobbins when I ordered my Ladybug from Schacht earlier this year, so I just ordered one extra bobbin from The Woolery during their Black Friday sale. When that arrives, I'll Navajo ply this single! :)

I'm happy that my Ladybug is getting a lot of love these days. Over the summer, I couldn't bring myself to hold the roving for a long time in the 90 degree weather. I've heard that some spinners having a hard time sitting at their spinning wheel for a long time during their pregnancy, but so far I have not had any trouble, fortunately.

I hope I can show you my finished SW BFL next week!