However, since I was planning a trip to the Route 66 Fiber Rendezvous and since I would probably succumb to the temptation to acquire more fiber, it seemed prudent to actually spin up some of the bamboo globs. I did. So, the bamboo yarn, formerly known as globs 1 though 5, are all ready to be tasked to the job of serving as weft threads for a yet to be woven something-or-other.
The problem, if it can be called a problem at all, is that now I can’t seem to stop spinning. I spun up a fiberclouds batt in shades of blue wool and silk that I designed at Gwen’s. I’m calling it Emily’s night sky because the yarn will become something for my mother who is named . . .
Here the finished yarn is shown atop a new bat of coordinating fiber I got today from Donna at the Route 66 fiber thing.
I have 55 ounces (that’s almost 3.5 pounds) of this natural colored wool and alpaca blend of fluffy loveliness, it too is rapidly becoming yarn.
Each bobbin holds about 2.7 ounces (about ? ha!! 5 of the 6 bobbins have been exactly 2.7 ounces -- yes I weighed them–that’s what you do) so, I’m looking at just over 20 bobbins of this stuff. Two bobbins plied together make around 163 yards of yarn (yes I counted the yards–again, that’s what you do). Anyway, I’ll have a decent sized mountain of yarn when I’m finished--somewhere close to 2000 yards. Oh! the possibilities . . . .
And, the new kids in town found themselves in my possession after a day at the Route 66 Fiber Rendezvous (which I could not even get close to spelling without spell-check)