I've had quite a run of contracting work, so let's blame my lack of words on that shall we?
I do know that after Christmas the creative muse left me for an extended holiday - battered by Christmas and all that entails, and a less than optimum working environment.
After a rather peculiar end to this latest contract I felt the urge to make something. I wasn't sure what. I started knitting my beautiful lambswool hand spun into a jumper, but it's not quite right (so is consigned to the naughty corner for a time out). I looked at my warp dressed loom (yes, I got one - he derseves a post of his own though) but didn't feel inspired.
The only thing that tickled my interest was having a play on my blending board. I grabbed the first bag of scraps I came to and remembered how much fun these are
I tried taking a picture at night - how dull these look. However, in the daylight...
I didn't know how I wanted to spin these and ended up playing around with coreless corespinning. I've yet to find anyone else referencing doing this with rolags - please point me to anyone who does.
The resulting single seemed to my inexperienced eyes, rather rope-like and overspun. Being coreless, it was still very soft and squishy. I wanted a bit more give in the yarn and thought that I would like to ply it with something to help counteract the extra twist.. I grabbed a reel of thread and some machine embroidery lurex type stuff
And just quickly thread plied the single
Finally, here's my finished skein - soft, poofy and squidgy!