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Monday, November 20, 2006

And Now, For Something Completely Different...

I spun some color this weekend! This is the Beach colorway in Corriedale wool from Kendig Cottage. I have about 12 ounces of it and while I have no idea what I'll use it for, I decided to go ahead and start spinning it. This is 1/4 of it and it spun up very quickly. I'm trying to spin this with very little twist so that it stays fluffy. I'm shooting for somewhere around sport weight as a finished yarn. (Obviously, I'm not worried about spinning a specific size of yarn here - I'm just letting the wool tell me what size it wants to be and I'm concentrating more on keeping it fluffy.) It's definitely what I needed after spinning all of the Merino and Kid Mohair! I did get that all washed and now its got some bounce to it (it was just smushed on the bobbins), but I haven't gotten another picture of it yet - its been dark around here and I need more light to get a good picture. I also got the front band done on Order and Chaos, but I haven't gotten it sewn together yet. I need to spread it out a bit to sew it together and certain people (Finn, ahem) seem to think its a place to roll around and chase his tail on. Maybe I can get some done after walkies today, when he passes out.


Blogger Christine said...

Beautiful spinning Melanie! But I know that you are only trying to distract some of us from the Merino and Mohair! (Still drooling over that one!)

Seriously, beautifully spun and I hope that it turns out as light and fluffy as you dream!

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Allison said...

Wow, what a tranquil colorway! I can think of all sorts of projects fit for such wonderful fiber!

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Merino and mohair looks as fine and delicate (almost transparent) as a package of rice noodles - VERY impressive!!!

1:45 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Your Corriedale looks luscious. Thanks for turning me on to Kendig Cottage!

7:17 PM  
Blogger ~Sherie~ said...

What beautiful spinning. I really love the colors in there.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Rissa said...

It is lovely!

3:31 PM  
Blogger Patricia said...

Your spinning is really amazing. Would you like to come to my house for my spinning group so we can stare at you while you spin? We're not stalkers, really. :o)

5:50 PM  

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