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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.


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...


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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