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Monday, August 28, 2006

Silk Spinning

This weekend I piddled around with the silk caps some more. I've actually finished spinning the first set of caps (this is less than half an ounce). You can kind of see the texture you get from spinning silk caps - I love all the bumps and chunks in this yarn. The Silkworker has silk caps available on her website again (this is where I got my silk caps). The spindle I'm using is my Emily - it's rosewood and weighs 1.2 ounces and has a fabulous spin time and speed. This spindle is probably tied with my Bossies as my favorite spindles. For some reason I don't hear as much about the Emilys, but I feel like they are an excellent spindle and are a bit cheaper than the Bossies, which is always nice. I have no idea what I'll do with the silk yarn once its all spun, but hopefully it will speak to me.


Blogger Denise said...

Although I have many Bossies and only one Emily, I have to agree that it's a sweet little spindle.

Your silk caps are spinning up beautifully! Normally I'm not one for textured yarns, but I love the delicate slubs in the silk. I look forward to seeing how you end up using the yarn.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

I love your silk! Thanks for the tip on The Silkworker's new inventory. I did notice that there aren't any Emily's in stock. I've heard of that spindle before and I know they are really lovely.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Abigale said...

Beautiful socks - beautiful silk - and beautiful spindle. I just found my Emily last weekend, I bought it last year - can't remember if I've ever actually spun anything on it, then bam - it just wasn't around. I couldn't think of where it could have gone, and didn't remember using it?? Well. I cleaned my house this weekend, it was behind the TV in my room. I'm so happy to have her back! She's a lacewood spindle, and just pretty as anything.

I need to start spinning something on her so I can really put her through her paces.

1:37 PM  

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