As I mentioned a couple posts ago, I received this very sweet gift from my friend Raven over the holidays. Her sister sent her this fiber treat, and she very generously has passed it along to me. The plum, yellow, sparkly, violet, and gray really remind me of those from-a-distance photos of the galaxy- what do you think? I haven’t spun up much novelty yarn, but this was a breeze to spin and I’m very pleased with it!
I made it a two-ply, and ended up with two cakes, one about 90 grams and one about 70 grams. I’ll hold onto it for a bit and see if any projects pop onto my radar. I’m leaning toward adding it to my etsy store, though- it’s been a very long time since I posted anything, but I’d really like to sell my work throughout the year rather than being limited to gatherings and having other people market for me.
Which brings me to my new tool/toy, a digital scale! If I’m going to sell handspun yarn, I’m going to need a way to weigh it. This little baby was a holiday treat for myself, and I am quite happy with it. Besides weighing out yarn for labeling purposes, it’s quite useful for measuring ingredients. Even though it seems a little too fussy, some recipes just call for weights rather than volume and it’s easier to just do it than to find another recipe I like.