The spinning wheel is still turning….
And I have to say ~ I think this is my favorite yarn that I have spun so far
I started out with three 4oz braids of fiber ~ again frabjous fiber ~ different fibers all dyed the same colorway : Chipotle
Left to right ~ polworth, tri-colored blue faced leichester, and merino/nylon sparkle
The polworth, I didn’t split the braid – I just spun it straight from one end to the other, so I ended up with really long color runs. The other two fibers – I split many times, so they had shorter color changes. I ended up with 3 pretty full bobbins.
You can see in this picture the long color runs on the polworth, still on the left. I like the tweediness (I know, it’s not a word) of the tri-color in the middle. And the sparkle in the merino/sparkle on the right.
So I spun these into a three ply that ended up 15 wpi, which seems to be my default thickness of yarn. The next batch I do, I’m gonna work on making a thicker yarn. I filled 1 bobbin and about half of a 2nd one.
I plyed & plyed ~ until the tri-color ran out. I thought it would probably be the first to go, as the fiber has more texture, it was just a tad thicker, not so you could notice by looking at it. I had a little polworth left but more merino, so I spun a 4ply with the rest by navajo plying the merino with a single of the polworth. After getting a workout using the niddy-noddy, I ended up with 2 skeins totaling 1000 yards of the 3ply and a sweet little 38 yard skein of the 4 ply.
Isn’t it cute? Last weekend I was over at my sister’s for a family get-together. I took my wheel and was spinning, and there was a lively little conversation sparked by my brother about whether I was spinning yarn or thread. Well, whatever I was spinning ~ I love how it turned out!
I hope everyone has a good week, see you all next week…