Sunday, April 30, 2006

Plied Handspun

In order to distract you from the fact that my Picovoli still isn't dry and I can't show you photos, I'm going to show off the yarn I finished yesterday. I can't help it, I'm so proud that I made yarn! I think I'm getting a little better, too.

Here are the 2 colors of singles on their knitting needle bobbins, waiting to be plied:

singles

And here is the initial result. Luckily the 2 quantities of yarn were very similar.

plied

Here's a better shot of what it looks like:

closeup

And a shot of the whole skein before it had to take a bath to set the twist. I probably frightened our neighbor by whacking it against the shower wall, but... too bad.

pre bath

And finally an action shot brought to you by Bridalwreath Spirea:

spirea

For the spinning nerds, here's some stats:
2 kinds of wool, pre-dyed (I don't remember exactly what breed); the purple is slightly variegated.
Maybe 5-6 wpi -- this is pretty chunky stuff, although it's thick and thin in places.
And sadly only about 41 yards. Better than nothing, right? But I don't care, I'm too much in love.

And Picovoli (yeah, bet you'd forgotten, too!) -- probably tomorrow.

1 comment:

Dove Knits said...

Spinning is totally a novel area to me, so this post may as well have been in Chinese, but it sure is pretty yarn!