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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Yum!


Got some new goodies over the weekend! This is 8 ounces of a Romney/Mohair blend from Linden Lane Farm. I think it will make some gorgeous Fall sockies. This is a beautifully made roving. Out of the 4 feet or so that I pulled out of the bag for this shot, I only found 1 tiny piece of VM! It's so light and fluffy and perfectly blended.

You can also see my new 7 inch Walnut Hazel Rose Loom reclining gracefully on the roving. That's right, you guys didn't talk me out of it so there it is. Its absolutely beautiful. One of those tools that is a work of art by itself. I can't wait to play with it.

I also got a scale finally. I figure it might help me keep my spinning more even and I've needed one for a while to figure out how much of a roving to pull off if I want to dye some of it but not all. I'm really trying to learn how to spin a consistent yarn. I do pretty well at the laceweight gauge but I've got some roving I want to knit into sweaters and quite frankly, I don't want to knit laceweight sweaters. I'm afraid I'll start out spinning where I want the yarn to be but will then gradually decrease back to laceweight which would change my gauge in the middle of a sweater. So, I figure I've been spinning intuitively for almost a year now, it wouldn't hurt to learn something more technical about spinning so that I can spin for reproducible results. I figure if I learn how to do that, I can spin some yarn to exact specifications for larger sweater like projects but still spin by the seat of my pants when I want to.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Daphne said...

You will LOVE the stuff from Liz. I have pounds of it in my basement..even some fleeces that I bought and am processing. She always has gorgeous fiber. What colorway is that exactly? I can't place it from the picture (and I watch her eBay auctions like a hawk for new colorways..hehe). Have fun!

11:07 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Let me know how you like the Hazel Rose loom! I have been thinking of getting a few of hers!

11:54 AM  

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