Monday, 3 October 2011


I have been spinning. I had a bunch of little tops of about 20 grams each, given to me when I first expressed an interest in spinning with a spindle this past spring. One is a black shetland, another a white shropshire, and two are blue and purple merino. They were a nice little project I could do in an evening, so for the last few days I have been spinning them, and decided based on length that I would ply together the white, blue and purple, and ply the black with itself.

As it turns out, I had a little more blue and purple than I had white, so I did a little bit of those two colours as well as a skein of the three. They all turned out to be really pretty. I will say that I loooove spinning merino as much as I love knitting with it. It's so soft and gorgeous.  The shropshire was also pretty nice, but the shetland has spun up very coarse. It feels a lot like the aran yarn I've been working with from Sheepfold Aran. The aran is known for its felting properties, so I imagine this might felt well also. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to make with the yarn yet, but when I know I'll be sure to post it here.

I'm very pleased with how much better my yarn is looking. It's getting to the point where I can do create yarn that's pretty even, for the most part. They aren't kidding when they say practice pays off.

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