Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It felt so good...

....to pull out Lindy and spin again!  Boy have I missed it.  Holiday knitting and way too much traveling have made spinning go on the back burner.  Not to mention, you make all this yummy yarn that needs to be used!  

Here is 4 oz of Merino.  I ended up doing a chain plying (or Navajo plying).  This is a way of creating a 3 ply yarn from one single.  The advantage is that it is nice to not have to have 3 equal lengths on bobbins (which never happens) and I hear it can be good for certain color effects.  I found that it was harder to deal with my single breaking, but with practice maybe that wouldn't be an issue.

Right now I'm thinking it wants to be a hat and maybe a cowl....will 350 yards be enough? I think so....so many decisions to make!

I still need to wash this yarn but maybe that will happen next weekend!  Now I need to prepare a talk for tomorrow :)  (because there is spinning with N tonight!!!!)

10 comments:

Wool Winder said...

Pretty!

Bea said...

So lovely. Fabulous job.

kadezmom said...

Wow. It looks wonderful!!!

Bean Counting Knitter said...

Very pretty!

Aunt Kathy said...

Here's to you a Libby having more quality and quantity time together

Abigail said...

Nice colors!

Robin said...

So glad to hear you've had a chance to spend time with Lindy and learn new spinning skills ~ lovely yarn! Should be plenty there for those project ideas!

Judy S. said...

What beautiful yarn, Leah! I love the color.

Davene McBride said...

That is such a beautiful color and so you! Love, Mom

Trudy said...

The colors are beautiful--I know you're glad to be back at the wheel, and back at home--no matter how wonderful Scotland was.