Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Finally something worth posting...

After getting used to my new wheel, I've been busily spinning and last night I plyed for the first time on my wheel. Here it is on the bobbin and a strand to show the thinness.
After I wound it off the bobbin I wrapped it around a box since I don't have anything else. There were 170 wraps, and it's about 50 inches around one wrap. So based on calculations I have a 22gram skein of 234 yards! Way more than I thought I would get. I still have 64 grams to spin as well. So I think I'll get another...600 something yards? That seems like a ton for less than 4 ounces of roving, I was expecting to get maybe 400 tops out of all of it. That's not counting the yardage I got from my spindle and spindolyn before the wheel came along. I'm so excited!

7 comments:

gemma said...

Looks really good Hattie, lovely and fine, and what a pretty shade, can't wait to see what you make from this.

Cheers

Monika said...

This skein looks really nice. I love the color. Great job!

Hattie said...

Thanks, I really love it too! Now that I have an estimated yardage amount I can decide what shawl to make!

petunia509 said...

Beautifully fine, even work. As a "newbie," I'm envious of your skill!

Tracy said...

Man, that's a beautiful color. Nice spinning, too.

Crow Calling Woman said...

Holy smokes! Have you spun before? Seriously nice yarn for first timer on a wheel!! Did you ply it?

Hattie said...

Haha, I'd only spun a bit on my spindle. I only just got the wheel, practiced a bit, and went to it. I did ply it, this was my first time plying on the wheel, and it's not balanced, but I'll work that out.

This seems to come naturally for me.
:)