Automatic Stash Enhancement
Since all current knitting is off limits for blogging right now, I thought I would show you some stash enhancement that's taken place around here. As I've mentioned before, I'm a member of the Spunky Eclectic Fiber Club. This means that around the end of each month, I get a package of handdyed fiber on my doorstep. I don't know what kind of fiber it will be or what colors, but fiber showing up once a month is never a bad thing. The Rosebud yarn that I just finished is the May Fiber shipment and I finished it just in time, because on Saturday, June's fiber arrived.
This is Flowering Weeds, a Merino/Kid Mohair (70/30) blend for June. I have two of these 3 ounce balls of fiber because I get the double helping of fiber each month. I love the colors in these but they are definitely off my usual path for colorways. I think that's part of the fun with this club - you don't always get things you would necessarily buy if you ran across them at a fiber show or on the Internet. This is not to say that they are ugly, they just don't always fall within the colors I usually work with. Sometimes, when you spin up something outside of your usual colors, you find you like something you never really considered. It also gives you a change of pace to work with colors outside of your usual range and this is a good thing. Even with the double helping, I don't feel like I've got a huge commitment fiberwise each month. This colorway isn't telling me what it wants to be yet, but it's saying that it wants to be spun fine and made into a cabled yarn, so I'll start with that and see what happens. Sometimes it's fun to let the fiber decide!