5.30.2009

I blame Hobbledehoy

During the holiday season of 2007, I noticed a shop on Etsy selling the most BEAUTIFUL bits of wool. That was the first time I laid eyes on the batts that Hobbledehoy creates. I didn't spin yet but wanted to learn, so I asked for a drop spindle for Christmas.

In January I purchased Drunken Sailor - my first Hobbledehoy batt. It was the beginning of a fiber addiction. I held on to that batt for days, weeks months and then a year. That batt was my first fiber love - I had to hold on to it for something special. I had to wait until I knew EXACTLY what it wanted to be.

Last night, it spoke to me. It wanted to be a super chunky, way funky, plied yarn. So out it came, I spun it up pretty thick (for my standards) and plied the heck out of it. I fell in love with it all over again. I don't know what it is going to be yet, but that will come to me... in time.

11 comments:

Whirlwend said...

it is gorgeous! I blame hobbledehoy as well.

liz aka hobbledehoy said...

oh no! I'm getting blamed for my batts? I love how those Drunken Sailor batts spun up- I remember cranking out gobs of those back in the day ;)

idyll hands said...

Yes - I'm blaming it ALL on you :) Worse things could have come from this.

Landlocked Shores said...

That is absolutely beautiful and has inspired me to get spinning!
Love it!

Punkinhead said...

that would be such a cute beret! do you have enough??

idyll hands said...

It's just over 100 yards - so I do have enough and it's so thick that I could really get some mileage out of it with some big needles.

missus.mint said...

Yum yum yum! Enjoy your project! It's just gorgeous!

Denise Felton said...

Whoa. GORGEOUS. I want to eat it.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

I LOVE the colors you blended together, it's gorgeous!!!

idyll hands said...

I wish I could take credit for the blending - but Hobbledehoy blended it all into a batt and I just spun it up from that. I'll take credit for the lovely, squishyness though! :)

Rachel Suntop said...

cool! that yarn is feisty!