Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Semi-Annual Spinning Report

According to my Ravelry project folder I've been spinning this same eight ounces of superwash merino since June, 2008. Rather a long while and it's not done yet. Not even close. Here's where we are –



There is fiber, yarn in two flavors (singles and two-ply) and everything in between.

After messing up the two skeins of laceweight singles by heating them to the point that the green overdyed the white, I decided to return to a more traditional process. I wound my singles onto the nøstepinde (love that word, even though the winding is not so fun).



Then I plied the yarn using the inside and outside ends. The nice thing about this approach is that it does not waste a single inch of yarn. I like the look of the plied yarn; it's not the best job of plying ever, but the colors blended well.




So . . . plied yarn is waiting on the niddy-noddy for the dreaded finishing step (this time I intend to be super careful), more singles have been wound onto the nøstepinde and are waiting to be plied, and yet more yarn has been spun as singles and is standing in line waiting for the nøstepinde. And -- I try not to think about this part – there are three more ounces that have not even been touched.

8 comments:

Sheila said...

I don't know why I didn't realize you were on Ravelry. I friended you on Ravelry and follow your blog.

Delighted Hands said...

Gratefully, wool lasts a long time! Nice progress on the spinning-the yarn looks inviting! Good work!

Luni said...

I really like that color. It may not be multi-toned as you'd like, but it is still very nice.

Knitting Linguist said...

Some spinning projects definitely take longer than others, but I'm loving the results on this one! The colors are gorgeous -- I bet it's going to knit up beautifully.

Sharon said...

Beautiful beautiful. I think that yarn would make wonderful mitts, don't you??

Leigh said...

Well, it's a lovely color to gaze at while you spin, so the time it takes shouldn't be too bad! ;)

bspinner said...

Color is beautiful and will knit up into something wonderful.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

I think you are doing a great job.
The yarn looks lovely. Keep up the good work.