hey julie...

Friday, August 11, 2006

merino, spun & plied

Yeah, my right arm is twinging and tingling in places I never knew it could. But I'm done! Funny, the tag said 4oz, but my finished skein weighs 3.25oz. Anyhoo, it's 150 yards after plying, and it's very soft! A step in the right direction -- each new wool I spin feels a bit less like rope, and a bit more like yarn.

While I was plying it, I was pretty disappointed with the way it looked, but after winding it I changed my mind. It's a bit fuzzy-looking, but I like it! (I still have to set the twist, but my sink is full of Little People at the moment. Perhaps at naptime.)


Blogger Jodi said...

It's so pretty - reminds me of the cotton candy I had at Lakeside Amusement Park Wednesday night. Why is your sink full of Little People???

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

You know you're a mom when someone says their sink is full of little people, and you don't find that strange! ;-)

The yarn is gorgeous -- I like the fuzziness!

6:20 PM  
Blogger Whimsical Knitting said...

Your spinning is getting better and better!!! WTG...I love this yarn!!

12:05 PM  
Blogger sara_jayne said...

Looks great!

1:47 PM  
Blogger DotMom (a.k.a. Julie) said...

My sink is *frequently* full of little people ... or pumps and tubing ... or stuffed animals. Thank you, God, for warm weather -- most of these activities have been moved to an outdoor venue for the summer.

Julie -- the yarn looks fabulous!! And GOSH DARN IT (in my best Alton Brown voice) ... between you and Vicki, I'm going to find myself with a spindle and roving before it's all said and done.

12:05 PM  

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