Homespun from hell

This weekend I hit up 3 fiber shops in one day with my friend Mary Kay. That has to be some sort of record.

Now I am on a mission to get the absolute worst yarn (above) done before I allow myself to dive into the luxurious fibers I just bought. I have this box full of horrible wirey, course fiber that I had bought when learning how to spin. I dyed it all with kool-aid when I first started dyeing stuff and it is all mostly bright kool-aid colors, not mixed, but just straight from the packet, cherry red, lime green, blue raspberry, orange, etc. That wouldn’t be so horrible if it weren’t for the texture, and the fact that when dyeing the wool I often felted it, AND it is out of control with nubs AND vegetable matter. I’ve finished about a bobbin and a half and it has taken me foreverrrrrrrr. I just want to be done with it. Honestly, I think it will look really cool because it is just about the same thing as this, but it just doesn’t feel as wonderful as it looks. It will be good to destash this monster pile of fiber, in perfect time for the move. Now if only I could do something about my 2+ tall laundry bins full of yarn (not handspun). Can we say garage sale?


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at and on my own personal website I also have an online shop where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (

2 thoughts on “Homespun from hell

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *