This months edition of the Spunky Fiber Club was an exciting adventure.
Four ounces of Swaledale in the Eating Maine colorway from Spunky Eclectic
One thing that I really enjoy about being a part of the Spunky Fiber Club is the variety of wools that are offered. This month was no exception. A rough, hairy wool that I would never have picked out for myself offered me an opportunity to broaden my fibery worldview and I even learned a few things along the way.
Another thing that I really like about the club is the people who are in it. They are cheerful, helpful, playful, and very talkative. After I spun my Swaledale (using a long draw for the first time – woohoo!), I had a severely thick and thin, very itchy, and hairy skien of singles. I decided to ply it with something, asked for some help on the Ravelry forum thread related to this months club, and Whamo! I had all the info, opinions, and input that I needed to make my yarn.
The colors are excellent, the feel, not so much. A bag it is.
After much searching, I landed on this one as inspiration and started knitting something that sort of turned out somewhat similar. Only better. In a handspun sort of way.
Call me crazy, but I love it. In a handspun sort of way.
Oh, and I might line it. But I might not. For now, I just want to look at it…
… as I anxiously await the September edition of Spunky fun to arrive.