Sunday spinning update: crazy BFL mission

Last week’s blue singles from a Loop bullseye bump got plied into a wondrously soft skein of yarn. I’ve got somewhere around 320 yards. It’s a great way to start spinning in 2015:

handspun chain-plied bullseye bump from Loop (Wavelength)

Next up I’d had an idea that I wanted to try spinning from the fold. I wanted BFL. I went to the stash and November’s club offering from Southern Cross Fibre fit the bill. Before I knew what had happened, I’d torn it up into bits roughly where the colours changed and sorted it:

Ripped and ready to spin: BFL from Southern Cross Fibre

Yes, not only am I spinning from the fold (new for me), but I wanted to try to make a gradient-ish yarn. I took these bits of fluff and separated them into 7 different colour groupings.

When I started spinning the singles were super skinny. Oh dear. Not only is this a crazy project, but it’s going to take me a while. It’s been so much fun this week that I’ve already worked my way through the first 4 colour groups. I think I’m over half way there:

progress spinning BFL from Southern Cross Fibre (1)

progress spinning BFL from Southern Cross Fibre (2)

progress spinning BFL from Southern Cross Fibre (3)

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