Thursday, July 19, 2012

Spinny spin spin

I've also been doing a little spinning over the last couple weeks.  Remember that Del Mar fiber I started?  I had intended to make a fingering weight 3-ply, but discovered that the lovely color variations got lost when spun that fine.  So I decided to try for a 2-ply heavy DK instead, and now the colors are showing  up nicely.  Here's the first bobbin full:


Instead of trying to keep my singles consistent, I'm letting it be a little thick-and-thin.  I'm not separating the clumps of silk, so I'm getting some nice nubs:


I'm hoping to get enough yardage at the end for a hat.  I started with 3 ounces, so I should be able to do it.

10 comments:

  1. Oh my that is gorgeous and will make a stunning hat! You are starting a new hobby? My, but you are a brave girl.

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  2. Gail, have you seen this blog? http://refashionista.net/
    I think you will love her. She refashions old thrift store clothes and is so clever.

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    1. Thanks, Kristen! I'll take a look when I have some spare down time!

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  3. So beautiful! I love it! Now, what will you knit with it?

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    1. Haven't decided on the pattern yet - I think it will depend on how much yardage I get. I only have three ounces of this.

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  4. I cant believe you spun MORE yarn ! And such beautiful colours. You take my breath away with your skill. Now please share the secret of where you find all of your time lol :-))) K xxx

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    1. Ha! All crafting has ground to a stop now that the niece is here!

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  5. Very nice.
    Love the texture, Gail.

    hugs

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