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Friday, November 17, 2006

Almost there...

This is 783 yards of cabled Merino and Kid Mohair (2, 2 plies cabled together). I still have to reply the second, tiny skein, but it will definitely put me over the 800 yard mark for the total 8 ounces of fiber I started with. Right now it measures at 24 wpi and I'm pretty amazed at how consistent it is. I don't think I've ever spun something this consistent before. I have a sneaky suspicion that when I wash the skeins, the merino will relax and puff up a bit and the mohair should bloom - so the finished yarn will probably be thicker. Its got a very soft feel to it, but its a bit lifeless right now. I think that's because its been on bobbins for so long and once its washed I'm really thinking it will perk up quite a bit. At the moment, I feel like I've just about climbed a huge mountain with this stuff and while I'm happy that I did it and proud of what I did, I also feel a bit breathless and woozy when I do the math. (I think I spun around 3200 yards of singles, but I'm not caffeinated yet so that might now be right). I'm going to go lie down a bit before I finish the second skein - I'll have another picture next week so you can see what the yarn does after a nice bath!

Oh, Christine, NO - just back away from the monitor. ;)

UPDATE: I finished spinning the small skein and I ended up with 840 yards total! I'm pretty proud of this yarn.

7 Comments:

Blogger Christine said...

Oh but MELANIE! PLEASE?? You know you really want to send that absolutely gorgeous yarn to me!!!

And it is Absolutely Gorgeous Yarn!

10:14 AM  
Blogger ~Sherie~ said...

Melanie, the yarn looks wonderful! I'm just considering learning to spin and am looking at beginner drop spindle kits. Any recommendations???

10:20 AM  
Blogger e's knitting and spinning blog said...

Wow!!!!

2:18 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Very, very nice! I have about 11 ounces of white merino/kid mohair/angora that is waiting in the closet. I'm freaking a bit at thought of All That Spinning.

8:43 AM  
Anonymous kimberly said...

awesome job. it looks amazing

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Leah said...

You should be, it's so gorgeous! That's my goal, to work on consistency with my spinning.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Be very proud! This is really gorgeous yarn.

2:58 PM  

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