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Wednesday, August 26, 2015


I’ve finally finished my third bobbin of Rook-y (that’s the color way)!  This is eight ounces of singles of BFL/Tussah silk fiber.  I’ve got to let the twist in this last bobbing set so that it’s easier to ply them.  When a singles is freshly spun, the twist is active.  This means if it pull some of it off the bobbin, it will twist back on itself quickly.  If I let the singles sit for a bit, the twist becomes less active and when I pull it off the bobbin, it will either not do much of anything, or it will twist back on itself much more slowly.  If I had spun all three bobbins quickly, the twist would be similar and I wouldn’t have to let them set a bit.  Since I took my time spinning these bobbins, the first two bobbins have inactive twist, while the last bobbin is still active.  If I try to ply them right now, it won’t be easy because of the one active twist bobbin.  I’ll let the twist set for a week or so before I start plying and then it will all be much easier.



OpenID wonkydonkey said...

Gorgeous colors; can't wait to see it plied up.

2:17 PM  
OpenID bronchitikat said...

The more I read of other people's spinning exploits the more complicated I realise it is! I shall stick to knitting what others have spun and plied, and dyed.

4:37 AM  

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