Thursday, February 11, 2010

You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve. (J.K. Rowling)

I was able to do a lot of spinning this week. In fact, I managed to sit in front of my wheel five days. I would have spun a lot more, but unfortunately work and life insisted that I do other things.

I finished plying and setting the BFL I was working on. I had spun the singles at 40 wpi (and was pretty consistent), then did a true 3-ply. It came out to 257.5 yards of 16 wpi (fingering weight).
The 3-ply was tricky, but by the time I got down to the last 50 yards I had it figured out.

Smaller skein is the same fiber, but Navajo-plied. This is 14 wpi (it was the end singles, so probably closer to 36 wpi), sport weight, 31.5 yards. I love seeing how the same fiber can look so different just because of the way it's plied.

And now I'm on to my next project. I'm spinning the Crown Mountain January fiber, which is 4 ounces of Falkland Top. The color is special to the club and is called Awakenings. I'm spinning it at 40 wpi, using a supported long draw. I love this fiber. It literally spins itself!!!

1 comment:

Paula L said...

that bobbin was empty when i got there last night, spun up SO FAST. and it's so pretty. I'm still going to call it "Easter" know that right =D