Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I'm certifiable

Thus far I've spun about 40 yards of two ply that varies between fingering and worsted weight from the icelandic roving that came with my drop spindle. And here I am trying to spin for a shawl . . . I must be nuts.

Hardware - basic drop spindle bought at MDSW
Software - 4 oz. of black alpaca silk blend
Pattern - not sure yet

Progress so far??

At least it's kinda even. I think plied up it will vary between lace and fingering weight. Actually, I've probably spun almost double that amount now. I'm taking my sweet time. Since the silk is white, I was thinking about dyeing the finished yarn a deep blue or wine. I'm also contemplating some of these beads. Perhaps something triangular with beads spaced along the bottom edge, or maybe a rectangle with beaded borders on the short ends. Just not sure yet. Wish me luck!


Teresa said...

Wow, the yarn is looking really nice. I think it'll look great as a shawl. The beads are beautiful, I think the iridescence of the beads will suit the silk and dark yarn quite nicely. It's going to be a beautiful piece.

Monika said...

Wow, this is looking good and I like your idea of overdyeing it. Can't wait to see more!

Mintdee said...

That is going to be so pretty! Good work!

Kirsten said...

It looks to me like you are a natural!
I love the idea of the beads around the edge. I'm looking forward to watching your progress.

Melissa said...

That looks fabulous. Kudos to you, as I could never get the hang of alpaca on a spindle and thought I hated spinning it until I got a wheel.