Spinning

Saturday Spindling ~ Dill Heather Finished

It feels like fall around here.  I love the crisp air and sunshine.  Fall Break has started for J.  We have no big plans for the week.  This morning we set out for a favorite vendor’s mall and found a few “treasures”.   There’s a craft festival coming up next weekend and I’m hoping there might be an opportunity to do a little fiber shopping.  

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So . . . on to a spinning update.

The dill heather peruvian wool is finished.  I couldn’t be more pleased.  Although it’s far from perfect, it’s much more consistent in diameter and twist.  During the plying there was a bit of mess.

I tried to ply using the Louet which is heavier than the spindle I had used for the singles.  Disaster.  The singles became tangled and I just made matters worse as I tried to untangle.  Eventually, I had to cut and start again.  I switched to my homemade CD spindle, plied from a center-pull ball, and started enjoying the process again.  The next day I untangled the mess and was able to ply that as well.

Spindle :: handmade .6 oz “Flower Power”
Fiber :: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, 100% peruvian highland, dill heather colorway
Weight :: fingering weight, 16 wpi
Yardage :: 351 yds, 2-ply

Love, LOVE , LOVE!  Can’t wait to find the perfect pattern to match this yarn.

Enjoy your weekend!

 

 

 
 

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4 thoughts on “Saturday Spindling ~ Dill Heather Finished

  1. I am blown away by anyone who can spin consistently with a drop spindle, let alone turn out such a gorgeous skein of plied yarn! Very nice!

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    1. Thank you so much! This is my best yarn and yardage so far. I’m loving the drop spindle and still have much to learn.

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