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Spinning: Winter Blues

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


Spinning singles:


Singles on a skeiner:


Singles re-wound onto bobbins, ready for plying:


Three-plied on the spinning wheel:


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.


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.


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



20 May 2009 - Posted by | Spinning |

1 Comment »

  1. Mmm. Blueberry glacier.

    Comment by trapunto | 20 May 2009 | Reply

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