Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday spinning

Last Sunday it was rainy, and dark, and I was tired after the Feast and spending the evening sawing up branches. I had a good audiobook (John Connolly's The Reapers) read by the wonderful Jeff Harding, and 72 grammes of merino/silk roving from Wingham, a souvenir of the Bradford Trip five years ago (which turned into SkipNorth the following year)

I stripped it down in accordance with SamuraiKnitter's instructions, which makes it much easier to spin something finer.
Turned it into singles...
And plied it. Pretty yarn...
There's about 100m of it, and it's sort of a DK weight. I have other things which will match it - top to bottom, some Cherry Tree Hill merino/silk DK which was a present from Gill when she came to stay in February, the new handspun, and some Artist's Palette Buttersoft DK bought at Stash...


Not sure what it's going to be yet, but it'll tell me at some point... I have signed up for the Tour de Fleece this year on the strength of it, anyway... I want to spend half an hour a day spinning, just to get some kind of momentum going...

5 comments:

Julie said...

Oh, PRETTY!! I don't know what that's gonna be yet either, but when you make it, it'll be lovely! (May I suggest garter stitch?)

Glad to know someone's using my method... I'm self taught so I always wonder if I'm doing it wrong when I start spinning. :) If two of us are doing it this way, it must work!

Liz said...

I'm thinking about the Shoalwater Shawl which is garter stitch feather-and-fan. Think I need something else to eke it out though - maybe a skein of Manos Silk Blend, or I've got some undyed merino superwash on order... Thanks so much for the explanation whenever you posted it - makes the process so much easier and more fun...

jessinohio said...

Wow, that yarn is gorgeous - I love the colors. At first glance the picture of the roving looked like molten metal or something, the colors were so vibrant.

Kathleen C. said...

I'm doing the tour this year too... first time!
Which (if any) teams have you joined? I'm Rookies (appropriately) and Stash Busters (cause I need to seriously bust some stash!).

Very pretty yarn... love the colors!
And your yard is looking great! I can really see the difference.

E-J said...

Oooh, that blue!