Thursday, October 11, 2007

A new yarn

I got bored with my pink merino so instead I've been spinning something else. Now that it's out of the way I can go back to the pink. In any case here is a pic. It's a wool silk blend that's very shiny, fluffy, and soft. It started out as mostly orange with some hot pink, yellow, and lime green. I got some cool barber pole effects where the colors are pure, and then some awesome in between colors of peach, lighter greens, and orangy pink.I'm actually really happy with it. But now that I'm plying it's giving me some issues. I guess my first single was underspun, and the first part of my second single. So just the tension of me pulling it off the bobbin is causing it to come apart. This is about half of it I think, maybe more but I'm afraid to even touch the other stuff, even to wind into center pull balls. That's what I might do though and use my spindle to ply the rest. From now on though I'll be sure to add a lot more twist...

I keep telling hubby I need a new wheel...with a lace flyer. If I keep blaming the current wheel, do you think I'll get a new one??? ;)

Oh yeah and it's about 385 yard so far, not counting what I have left to ply. Seems like a ton...I only had 2.3 ounces of roving!

6 comments:

Rosa said...

That is a wonderful color. Great spinning!

mel said...

That's gorgeous stuff - great job, even with the difficulties. You would never know, it's just beautiful! Keep trying for the new wheel though, he! ;)

Hattie said...

Thanks guys! I love it more every time I look at it. I'm so proud of myself too!

I'm definitely begging for the wheel. He knows I really *need* it lol. This wheel works but it just isn't good for lace. We can't afford it now but if I keep asking, when we can I'll be able to get it. Hehe.

Hoc Age said...

I don't think I could get bored with this colour? The yarn looks wonderful. Warning!!! The following comment is VERY bias. "Yes, of course you should get a new wheel."

Monika said...

This is gorgeous yarn! I love the colors! Can't wait to see what it's going to be! ;o)

Tracy said...

Very, very pretty. It looks great.