I am woefully behind on all the things.

Are you? Is the struggle-bus to get things done affecting you in your corner of the world as well?

If not, I am very happy for you and if so, I feel you! We have entered the craziness that is the beginning of the school year here and while I actually love this time of year, it has been more complicated than previous years. Oh! You noticed that too? Yes, there’s this virus circulating that seems to be causing everything to just take a little longer. You know, groceries take about double the time to get. Getting through drive thru at the kids school so that kids can leave the drop off area and get to their classes. Just sitting here typing seems to take longer. I’m realizing that I’m actually a pretty patient person and I have been drawing on this attribute a lot this fall, feeling particularly grateful for it!

I am behind in posting videocast shownotes but that will get up-to-date in the next few days so I’m sorry for the impending post frenzy coming!

Meadow Imitation yarn: Singles spun, some plied, undyed

I wanted to share my Meadow Imitation yarn with you, though, before I get bogged down with other things! The first part of this post is here, in which I included photos of the carding process and more about the background of why this yarn.

This yarn spun up quickly and easily. We will be going into more detail about this yarn in November & December as we begin our exploration of blends, luxury yarns and more. That content will be a part of the How I Spin on Patreon. How I Spin is literally just that – a deep dive into how I spin my yarns, my process and inspiration, reflections and thoughts for the future. With all of the How I Spin vlogs (and you get your name in the credits each week!), there’s a transcript with additional photos available at this tier here.

Meadow Imitation handspin at 1% DOS in Logwood

I did decide to dye this yarn – and I used Logwood at 1% depth of shade. It turned out really nicely and I’m happy with the overall results. The total yardage ended up being ~600 yards for 200 grams. Not bad! The grist is ~1360 yards per pound … a lovely middle of the road sport weight. It’s knitting nicely on 3.5mm/US 4 and 3.75mm/US 5 needles (called for in the pattern: Shoreline Vest by Carrie Bostick Hoge).

Skeins of Meadow handspun: 600 yards/200 grams = 1360 YPP

In the meantime, while I continue knitting away on this yarn, I will catch up on the podcast posts we are missing & add timestamps into the videos for you to scroll ahead to the things you are most interested in!

Until next time – happy blending!

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  1. Beautiful yarn! I really like that you are experimenting with blends (I am doing some experimenting too with blends trying to understand the interplay between different breed fiber types and how the differences can add up to a new balanced yarn – kind of like different grape varieties in wine)

    Was the undyed plied yarn washed and thwacked? It looks fluffier and the dyed yarn looks smoother and I wondered if this was due to interaction of the logwood dye on the fiber or the dying process?



    1. rachel Author says:

      Thank you Sue! The yarns were all washed and snapped. I rarely thwack to be honest. And yes, the dyeing definitely changes the appearance due to the heat! Great questions Sue! Thanks!

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