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Friday, June 25, 2010

I Started Plying!

I couldn't wait any longer, so I set up the wheel with the plying bobbin and started plying. I am definitely getting a yarn in the fingering-ish size range. It's a little on the thick side of fingering but nowhere as big as sport weight. (Fingering weight yarns knit at 7-8 stitches per inch depending on needle size, while Sport weight yarns knit at 6 stitches per inch.) I'm loving the way it looks, but I'm running out of room on my plying bobbin, so there will be two skeins of this when I'm done.

I wasn't really paying attention, but I just found out that next Saturday is the beginning of Tour de Fleece (and also the Tour de France - isn't it great that the bicyclists like to ride along when we spin?) I hadn't planned on participating, but now I'm thinking I might, even if it's just to spin a little while every day. I'll think about it some more over the weekend and I'll let you know what I decide on Monday. Hopefully I'll be able to show you this yarn all finished too!



Blogger Knitty said...

O.M.G. that yarn is simply stunning. I would have to sit and admire it for a few days and then seriously contemplate the perfect pattern. Just lovely!

PS - You shoulds tack up all the squares you have made for Babbett and take a picture. I am sure you have a load of them around the house.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Very pretty! And thanks for the inspiration... I might actually join the Tour de Fleece this year, myself...

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Geri said...

Beautiful handspun! The Tour de Fleece sounds interesting. I think I'll check it out!

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Geri said...

Beautiful handspun! Tour de Fleece sounds intriguing. Maybe it will get me back to my wheel more consistently!

3:47 PM  

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