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Monday, April 17, 2006

Consistency versus spinning for the moment

This weekend, I finished spinning the San Clemente roving (at least the first 2/3 of it) enough for a pair of socks. The colors look a little more orange than they are in real life. Its raining here this morning and its so dark inside that we had to turn on lights. I feel like I'm starting to get pretty consistent with my sock yarn spinning - I spun these singles at 24 wraps per inch and while I haven't checked the wraps per inch of the finished yarn, it looks like its the same size as the Manhattan yarn I spun last weekend. If I can learn to spin all my sock yarn a reasonably consistent size, then I will be able to mix and match yarns within a sock without changing the gauge or fit of the sock. I also think that staying consistent with sock yarn should help me stay more consistent with other yarns I spin which will make knitting them easier. I enjoy spinning just to spin, but this doesn't really help if I'm knitting a project that needs a consistent yarn. Because of this I'm really making an effort to spin more consistently, but if it becomes too obsessive, I won't enjoy the spinning. How do the rest of you balance the need for a fairly consistent yarn (not to be confused with a commercial consistency - if I want that kind of consistency, I'll buy it) with the need for just spinning for spinning's sake?

By the way, in writing this post, I consistently misspelled consistent. Kind of ironically impressive isn't it?


Blogger EvaLux said...

Hello... I've been trying to e-mail you for the past 3 days. I keep getting error messages saying that your AOL account does not exist or has been used for illegal activities. Do you have another email address? I've got some info on some natural yarn dyes that might interest you!!!

Cheers Eva - sweetpea at sweet-p dot net

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1:11 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

I for one am totally impressed that you can spin such a thin yarn. I would love to try to spin yarn thin enough for a 2 ply fingering sock yarn. Nice job!!!

3:47 PM  
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3:10 AM  
Blogger CareBear said...

Are you sick?

:-) You usually have posted by this time of day unless you're feeling bad! I hope you're just busy but in case you are a bit under the weather:

*Sends virtual Chicken Soup*

11:33 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Your sock yarn is gorgeous! Great job! Whatever you make will turn out beautifully.

Inconsistency in sock yarn doesn't really matter, does it? (Gives it a tad of character.) =)

6:23 PM  

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