Thursday, July 4, 2013

Blue Skein of Yarn

I finished spinning the Blue Face Leicester roving on Tuesday then I Navajo plied it.  This was my second time using that technique and I was much better with it.  It seems to do a really great job undoing the extra twist in the thread.

The single ply thread on the bobbin (right photo).

Here's the final skein (left photo). It has 184.5 yards.  I found a hat pattern  for a Cabled Beret that I like and it uses 180 yards of DK yarn. It seems like a simple pattern where I can get used to doing the cable stitch.

I'm having a great time spinning while I'm watching the Tour de France.  Now I'm back working on the Spinderella thrum (basically art roving) I started a few months ago.  I have already spun 2 bobbins worth (8 oz) and for the Tour de Fleece, I'm spinning the remaining 8 oz. I haven't decided what I'm going to make with it yet. I guess I'll wait and see after it's all plied together how many yards I end up with.

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