All three of these were in various stages of completion. It didn't take long to finish them off and free up my bobbins.
Soft and tweedy merino that my mom purchased at Rhinebeck. She asked me to spin it for her. I ended up with about 175 yards of worsted weight. I'll be shipping it off to North Carolina tomorrow. (Hope you like it mom!)
Above is tussah and alpaca that I bought the same day. You've got to see the color in person to really appreciate it. The alpaca is dark brown and the silk is dyed a rich purple. The depth of this color combined with the shine is sublime! The vendor only had one tiny 1 oz. bag of this left, so there isn't much here.
Nope I don't remember who I bought it from. Sorry.
This is my personal favorite, Red Maple angora, silk and merino from the very talented Kim over at Woolen Rabbit. The color is as glorious as the autumn leaves it was named for and the resulting yarn is deliciously soft. I think this yarn will be perfect for the start of Project Spectrum in February. It will work very nicely with the first elemental theme, fire. Kim tells me she'll be dyeing more of this in the next week or two, so be sure to keep an eye on her shop!
Wanna see a close up?
Now the contest. I've got 225 yards of sport weight yarn here. After seeing all of the amazing suggestions Scout got when she asked for project suggestions to cure her knitting ennui, I figured I'd do the same. (Thanks for the idea Scout!) What should I make from this yarn? I'm open to all ideas, it just has to worthy of Kim's fabulous fiber! Whoever suggests the pattern that I choose will win a project bag handmade by moi, with some yarn stuffed in it. If you are a spinner, I'll even add some fiber. If more than one of you suggest the pattern that I choose, I will pick a name out of a hat from among them. You have until midnight on Saturday the 12th. (That's my girls' birthday so it seems as good a time as any.)