Thursday, February 15, 2007

Spindle's First Skein

I was under the impression that I wouldn't be able to get a skein of decent length while spinning on a spindle. I thought I would have to splice my spindling efforts together or have numerous ends in my knitting. My new spindle has proven me wrong.

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This first skein, a 2 ply made from 2 full cops, weighs a full 50 grams. At 17 - 18 WPI it would be considered light fingering or a laceweight. It's lovely and soft with a pretty sheen. I'll definitely be looking for Bluefaced Leicester again in the future.

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Rabbitch said...

Oh man, your spinning is so nice! Mine is still "art", if one is willing to give it the kindest description possible.

And I love it to distraction.

Jennie said...

What a beautiful job you did! Lovely yarn.

Mary-Heather said...

So pretty! That's just lovely, inspiring yarn, and it even looks soft! I'm a new spinner, and I hope you don't mind if I load up some questions here... When you ply together two full cops, how do you store the cops? Do you just wind up two balls of singles? Put them in bowls? Are you at a point where your cops end up the same length, so you don't waste any singles? I'm so intrigued! So far, I've used the Andean Ply method, which I like because it is fun and there's no waste. But I'm interested in learning more about plying.

Michelle said...

Oh my Gawd that's beautiful yarn! The spindle is gorgeous too...must have missed a post. I need to go back and read more.

This is the kind of yarn I want to make. I want it to look like that. Gorgeous!

Lauri said...

Beautiful yarn!

Kim in Oregon said...

As one who can only spin rope on a spindle, I kneel at your feet.

Knitstress Tygher said...
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Knitstress Tygher said...

Hubby loves BFL to spin with, but his spinning is on a wheel, he's not so much with the spindle skills.

*applauds* it's beautiful!

*eyes the above comment, which was missing random woards. Wierd.*