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Friday, March 28, 2008

New Spinning

After last weekend's spinning bender, I needed something else on the wheels. This is what I'm working on with the Symphony. I have over 2 pounds of this Targhee that I washed, dyed half of it (it came out darker than I wanted), and sent out to be processed into roving. (If you dye your fiber half at a time, if you get it too dark, just leave the other half white and card the two halves together - TA DA!) The roving is a bit neppy, which didn't surprise me too much since the staple length of this particular wool is pretty short, and the sheep clearly had a lot of fun being a sheep (I know this because I went through the raw fleece and saw what the sheep had gotten into - good times). I'm spinning this semi-woolen to keep it soft and lofty and letting the neps happen as they want to. It will be a 3 ply, which will help to make the neps less noticeable, but the finished yarn should still be more textured than my usual yarn. I'm not entirely sure what I want to use this yarn for, the finished yarn will probably be in the worsted weight range and it will definitely be next-to-skin soft. I had considered a twin set, but I think the finished yarn weight will be too heavy for the weight I like twin sets (personally, sport weight yarn is about as heavy as I want for a twin set). It might make a wonderful cabled pullover - something to toss on over jeans and just snuggle into, but for now, I need to get the yarn spun up.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The color is gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you do with it. : ] Mindy

9:30 AM  
Blogger Sherie said...

Love the new spinning! The neps are giving the singles a great look. This will be gorgeous when it's finished.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I vote for a pullover. This would look great with jeans. (not that you really want my vote!)

Cathy

2:39 PM  
Blogger Knittripps said...

It really is pretty. A snuggly cabled pullover sounds delightful!

7:38 AM  
Blogger Susanne said...

Ohhhhhhhh, love that colour!! gorgeous. perhaps a shell with a cardi? that way if you are too warm you can always take the cardi off?? oh, just l.o.v.e. that colour!!

8:28 AM  
Blogger Connie Peterson said...

A pullover with jeans, as Cathy said. Would look lovely and yummy and people would want to eat you up! The color looks like blue cotton candy or blue peeps. Yummy!

I have my gray spun and drying now for a new scarf! Woven, of course!

Good luck with your yarn .. show us the finished project!

10:17 AM  

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