It's A Finished Tale of "Bah Humbug" !

I am so happy that I was able to finish spinning my Jacob Humbug over Christmas.  I ended up with 135 yards of light bulky weight yarn and I love it!!!  It’s super soft and has blossomed into a perfect yarn.  The best part, it was a super fast spinning project for me.

I started with 4 oz of Jacob Humbug from the 1764 Shepherdess.  This fiber was so wonderful to spin and it literally glided through the wheel like butter.  It has been ages since I’ve spun bulky weight, and this was a slight challenge to not over draft or over twist.  I let the fiber twist naturally and just gently fed it through the orifice.  

I wanted to make sure I had enough yardage to make either a quick hat or a simple cowl, so I decided to ply it with my stash of natural Jacob (fiber from a sheep farm in Snowflake Arizona).  This Jacob had a bit of lanolin still in the fiber, along with a bit of VM (vegetable matter).  I really didn’t enjoy spinning it too much but it gave me the yardage I needed to ply along with my Humbug.
The finished yarn is a perfect mesh of marled colors in natural Jacob colors of brown, cream, black and gray.  I am also happy that my finished yarn in hanging fairly straight, which means I didn’t over twist while spinning.

I can’t say enough about the idea of spinning at least 15 minutes a day.  It has helped me achieve consistency in spinning and has helped me broaden my horizons a bit.  This spin has me thinking about spinning more bulky weight yarns or even some fun art yarn.  In truth, I purchase an online Craftsy class a little over a year ago that Jacey Boggs Faulkner teaches called Spinning Art Yarns.  Learning this technique is on my list for 2019!

Courtesy of Craftsy

Until next time ~ be creative!

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