Outside my comfort zone continued…


The first photo of handspun I saw made me want to cry. It was a spiral of colors from ocean blue, green earth and sky blue, and flecked with bits of gold. It seemed to contain the world. Only much later did that I learned that it was spun from batts dyed and carded by the talented Lacey of Moonrover.

This is a series of firsts: first time spinning Moonrover, first time spinning a batt, and first time spinning using the long draw method to produce a thick and thin yarn. I loved pulling my hand back and feeling the back and forth of resistance and give, the spinning wheel my dance partner, and the batts unfolding tiny treasures of silk and sparkle as we went along.

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Moonrover Dark Side Batts #17 (superwash merino, superwash BFL, firestar, bamboo, faux cashmere,  sari silk, tussah silk noil, ecospun and angelina)


6 thoughts on “Outside my comfort zone continued…

  1. Lovely, contrasting yet complimentary hues on that Moonrover. Good yarn is like good design — interesting to look at, well-balanced, candy for the eyes.

    • Isn’t it? I just love Lacey’s amazing sense of color. That also explains why her batts are snatched up within hours of being available for sale.

  2. I love these colors and how you spun this with thicker and thinner spins. so gorgeous! I can’t wait to see what you knit with it! i have to say i just got caught up on your back posts and i can’t stop thinking about smoking… haha! and i’ve never been a smoker. loved that blog!

    • Thanks, SB! I love this fiber so much and I have been wracking my brain figuring out what to knit. And as for smoking, ha! Obviously I have a lot of nostalgia for it even though I’m so glad I no longer smoke!

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