Sunday, February 03, 2008

Spinning on Sunday

Feeling like I had to finish a project today, and deciding that the vest probably needed a bit more time, I took to spinning.

I turned this,

into part of this (part of one bobbin) which finished off the 8 ounces of Berrylicious Merino that I bought from Dave many, many months ago. I might ply it next week.

Then I totally wiped down my wheel, removing years of built up oil / fiber gunk and reloaded with some Ingeo roving that has been aging in the stash for a while. It took some time to get the hang of it. This is a very fine, slippery fiber with a staple length of 1.5 to 2 inches or so. The resulting single is relatively thick (think a thin sock yarn) and kind of hard.
I finally figured out a predrafting method that allowed me to spin without it breaking up. It will be interesting to see how it plys up. I'm thinking that it might make a small, slinky scarf. There is only 2 ounces of it but the small bit I spun went a long way.


Even the stuffed animals get into the act around here.


Cat said...

I love that berry color. Thanks again for the write-up about Stark Sisters. I love the granola!!!


Anonymous said...

Why do you think I have so many laptops? PG (and quite a few other 'softies') fight me for them. ;)

Beautiful colours ... we finished the floor so that's something, but it's not the same as some spinning.

Kristen said...

I thought 'berries' too - so pretty.

Dave Daniels said...

Ok, that was a little freaky. I looked at the little tufts, and then the bobbin, and thought, "Wow, that looks like some of the yarn I made..." Duh moment. It's early on a Monday.

Cookie said...


/totally jealous