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Spinning: Winter Blues

I’ve been spinning some hand-dyed superwash merino I picked up last year. 

5875Roving

Spinning singles:

5871Singles

Singles on a skeiner:

5890SinglesSkeined

Singles re-wound onto bobbins, ready for plying:

5899Plying3

Three-plied on the spinning wheel:

5903ThreePliedOnWheel

My Lendrum VFF (Very Fast Flyer) has a very small bobbin that I’ve only managed to fill with 1-1/2 oz of wool; the cakes of yarn below are each a bobbin-full of plied yarn,  measuring 85 to 120 yards.  The skein of plied yarn is made from two more bobbins of  yarn tied together, but not washed yet.

7332WinterSpunUp

The roving had ice-green ends that didn’t match the rest of the blues and whites, so I pulled that part off and spun it separately.  It was enough to knit a small neck scarf.

7338IceGreenScarf

Another cake of some odds and ends (non-superwash merino; 155 yards, 2-3/8 oz) spun and 3-plied:

7341OtherSpinning

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20 May 2009 - Posted by | Spinning |

1 Comment »

  1. Mmm. Blueberry glacier.

    Comment by trapunto | 20 May 2009 | Reply


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