Thursday, October 08, 2009

Fresh off the wheel...




This is Selah, Over Coffee on Superwash Merino. She's very beautiful. I wound her into this crazy unruly hank though so she isn't shown to her full beauty.

There are things good and bad about this spin. Good... I got the yardage I wanted - 7.5oz, 438yds. After many tries I CAN get something near a 2 ply worsted weight! Bad... this fiber was just plain weird. It wasn't combed smoothly... or something. Drafting was tricky and I really had to pay attention. As a result it's not nearly as even as the last yarn I spun. I'm not sure yet if I'll try to use it for the project I had intended. I think the uneven qualities might make it more suitable for something else. That's always the gamble with spinning your own yarn. And quite honestly, isn't the unknown part of the fun?!

Psst... I FINISHED Miss N's blanket! And yes... over a month before her birthday! I have to weave in ends and then sneak it out for some pictures. And... I bought a zipper for my sweater. I just have to get up the guts to sew it in. Nothing like a nip in the air to motivate you to finish long languishing projects!

5 comments:

Tracy said...

Beautiful spinning!

heather said...

absolutely beautiful - just like the lady who did it! : )

Hattie said...

I think it's gorgeous! And most of the time you don't notice any unevenness once you've knit it up. I would go for it!

SJ said...

It may not have turned out the way you wanted it to, but it's gorgeous yarn just the same! And I agree with Hattie -- unevenness doesn't seem to matter as much when it's knit up.

Walden said...

Very beautiful!