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 thoughts on “I blame Hobbledehoy

  1. 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 😉

  2. 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.

  3. 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! 🙂

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