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Monday, November 06, 2006

Miracles Do Happen

Do you recognize this? You've only seen it as singles so far, but I've started the first plying on the Merino/Kid Mohair top. You're looking at most of bobbins 1 and 2, plied together with too much twist. I've been plying for about 4 hours and I probably have another hour before I finish these first two bobbins, then I'll do the first plying of bobbins 3 and 4. This is the yarn I'll be cabling and this is the first cabled yarn I've ever done. I was wondering why it was taking me so long to ply and then I checked the size of the WPI - its 40 WPI as a two ply! Now maybe I understand why it took so long to spin the singles! I should have pretty close to a fingering weight when I finish the yarn. I feel like I'm on the home stretch here and I can't wait to spin something with some colors in it. Helping me with the plying last night was Finn. He does a pretty good job of leaving the spinning wheel alone, but he does really like it. He likes to put the side of his nose against the drive wheel and feel the spokes on his whiskers. He likes to chew on a tennis ball on top of my feet while I'm spinning (I don't let him stay there), and he likes to kiss the singles as they come off the Lazy Kate. Maybe we should have named him Rumpelstiltskin.


Blogger Christine said...

Goodness Melanie! This looks like butter! I bet when you are finished cabling it will be just so soft! Even over spun it looks fantastic!

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You spinning is exquisite! So what are you making with it?

I'm currently making your Bristow Cardigan...and I love it!

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Leah said...

That is some super fine 2 ply!! It's just lovely.

Any plans for it?

12:27 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

I love mohair in my socks, I know that it makes them stronger but I like it because it looks so pretty. I am struggling to find mohair combed with any sort of wool (plenty of carded but no combed) and look like having to have to have some made up for me. I might then be trying to copy your yarn (except that I can't spin a single that fine, only a minor problem that)

3:34 PM  
Blogger Rissa said...

It looks just incredible! I am so impressed.

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

I like your spinning...cant wait to see something you make with it! Happy spinning!

6:32 AM  

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