My Christmas present from Rob was a subscription to a monthly fiber club, and I just got around to spinning January’s installment. The art club batt was called “Blue Streak” and was reaaally pretty with its subtle variation within the deepest of blue shades. I’m calling the resulting yarn “Midnight Special,” because the blues are just that dark and gorgeous:

One of the questions I was trying to ask in my last post (before the poll widget broke down) was whether it matters to you, dear reader, to see what the starting fiber looked like when I show handspun yarn? Usually I am too busy at the moment I receive new fiber to take pictures right away (like checking the mail when I first get home), and then when I start new spinning projects, it is often an impulsive urge, and I don’t want to let taking pictures get in the way of starting right away! I’ve been feeling like it would be better for me to have “before” and “after” pictures for you, what do you think?

Maybe I’ll just go heavy on the “after” pictures to make up for it. ;-) It’s a blend of mohair, corriedale, shetland and just enough sparkle. The batt was dreamy to spin and I’m quite pleased with the finished yarn. If you have a great project idea for 125 yards of worsted weight glittery goodness, go here.

In the spirit of February, my big blogoversary activities are going to be held off for my “observed” blogoversary on the weekend, instead of the actual date tomorrow. These things take time!