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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Cotton Candy

So now that I am looking in the face of an epic spinning project (to be followed by an epic knitting project), I will be spinning up smaller bits of fiber on my other wheel. (I made the decision to spin the cabled yarn on the Kromski and leave the Majacraft for spinning other things, that way I can ply anything on the big Majacraft plying set and not worry about interrupting the cabling goodness.)

Here is my first smaller project. I got these batts from Franquemont Fibers (there's a link in the sidebar) and they are just beautiful. Abby called them Cotton Candy but the color really reminds me of ballet slippers. They are Merino/Silk/Kid Mohair and I'm spinning them into a three ply. I haven't done very much 3 ply yarn and I might never have done it with three separate bobbins. (I have done a bit of Navajo plying but I can't remember if I've done it the other way.) I got 4 ounces of this and what you see below is actually the second bobbin of singles that I am just getting started on.
I don't have any definite plans for this yarn right now, I'm mostly spinning it to spin, but once its finished and I see what I get, hopefully it will speak to me.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks lovely, so soft and fluffy! It should be great as a three ply. I've only done Navajo plying for three ply, but I want/need to try it from three bobbins next.

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is delicious!! I can't wait to see what you do with it. I know it will speak to you. It might even whisper my name, so listen carefully!! : ) Mindy

10:38 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

OH MY...that GORGEOUS!! I love cotton candy so much I'd be afraid I'd try eating it!

1:07 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Looks like soft billowy clouds!!!!! Just Beautiful! As always I am amazed at your work!

1:52 PM  
Blogger Aurora said...

Cotton candy for sure! Looks just like something I've seen at the Boardwalk....; )

Can't wait to hear what it "says"!

8:03 PM  

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