hey julie...

Friday, September 01, 2006

stream of consciousness

Hm. I wonder if you can navajo ply using a spindle.
*googles it*
Well, lookie here. Some blogger claims to have done it.
Looks cumbersome, but I can try it.
Okay, this is really cumbersome.
I can do it, but I don't think I ever want to do it again.
*plies and yelps a lot*
Why do people spin 50% more singles just for this? It kind of sucks.
Okay, it *is* getting a bit easier.
But I'm still not doing it again until I have a wheel.
*If* I ever get a wheel, that is.

That's so me freakin' cool yarn.

With a quarter for scale:

(I'd totally do it again.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice :)

Were you Navajo plying with a regular drop spindle or with a Navajo spindle?
I like Navajo plying on my wheel, but it does use a ton of yarn!

~spinny knitty sp

9:38 PM  
Blogger enallagma9 said...

Very nice yarn. Very, very nice. I'm not yet coordinated enough to Navajo ply on my wheel, much less a spindle, so - good job!

4:42 PM  
Blogger Whimsical Knitting said...

I have no idea how you accomplished this, google I did not do. Anyway, it's gorgeous and you must do more.
Girl, ya gotta get a wheel!

10:28 AM  
Blogger sara_jayne said...

Beautiful job, Julie!!

10:42 AM  

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