Come Aboard the Pineapple Express

One of the joys of being a spinner is participating in fiber clubs. On a regular basis, your mailbox bulges with a spinner’s delight: a shipment of spinning fiber, at least enough for a small project,  that is most likely a complete surprise. Many fiber clubs send out a completely different fiber every time (and unannounced) as well as being dyed in a totally unknown colorway. Everyone gets the same colorway, and usually the same fiber. Oft-times these colorways are exclusive to the club; in some clubs, the colorway eventually makes its way to the public after a set amount of time. The most enjoyable clubs switch up the fiber content every time so you get a variety of fibers and blends (some exotic) that you may not have the chance to spin otherwise.

I currently belong to (only) one fiber club: Sweet Georgia Yarns. The fiber content as well as colorway changes from month to month and is always an exciting surprise. Here was my first shipment, back in April, draped over my wheel:

Pineapple Express, the April 2012 Sweet Georgia Yarns Fiber Club Selection. The fiber content is called Panda: Merino/Bamboo/Nylon. 3.5 oz.

After fourteen hours of short-forward draw, plying and washing, I came up with this beauty, a 4-ply fingering weight sock yarn!

From the April 2012 Sweet Georgia Yarns Fiber Club, a skein of 4 ply sock yarn in the Panda blend (Merino/bamboo/silk). Color: Pineapple Express

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About fotoknit

Knitter, spinner, knitwear designer, photographer, blogger, former yarn shop owner.
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One Response to Come Aboard the Pineapple Express

  1. AlisonH says:

    Beautiful! And wow, you have a Schacht–the wheel of my dreams. (But the used Ashfords–two for $150–were too good to turn down, years ago.)

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