winter slowdown

i've not been particularly active in the creation area lately. however, i skeined the cream cashmere i'd been working on these last few months. comparing it to others i've spun, it's the finest in size. which is why it probably took so long to spin. the results are so soft and pretty though, so it was worth it. happily, i've got some warm grey cashmere fiber to spin up in my hoard. because these fibers are so fine, i feel as if i should only spin them up laceweight.

following in jean's footsteps, i went through all of my handspun and labeled each skein with the fiber type, yardage, and year created. i'm glad i decided to do that, as i had trouble remembering when and what for a couple of them. luckily, i've been fairly good at documenting my spinning on this blog.


  1. that skein looks so-o soft. labeling is great but I use my handspun up so quickly for weaving and it gets wound into balls and then often loses the label. One of my purposes for writing a blog was to document stuff but I then can never find what I want on the old blogs - can't seem to win!

  2. it is! cashmere is a tiny pain to spin, but it's so soft that it's worth the effort. finding the post is a problem for me as well; if i look at the date i uploaded the image onto my computer, i can find the original post. i tend to wind the yarn into skeins, so i can figure out the yardage mostly. that, and it's less enticing to the cats then when it's a ball.