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Thursday, May 21, 2020

The First Bobbin

Raspberry singles 
I've gotten the first bobbin spun of my Raspberry wool batts and I've already learned something else from it.  In addition to needing much less twist than combed top (I'm spinning these singles with an 8.5:1 ratio), since the singles have more air in them (carded, jumbled up fibers have more air spaces between them than combed, paralell fibers) they take up more room on the bobbin.  When I spun the Fireworks I was able to get 128 grams of singles on each bobbin.  The bobbin in the photo above has 99 grams of singles.

I had to order a few more bobbins.

On the other hand my sample yarn is gloriously fluffy because of all that air and I'm pretty sure the finished yarn is going to have more yardage per ounce than the yarns I've been spinning.  I've got a lot more singles to spin though before I start getting finished yarn!

Have a great weekend!  I'm going to be spinning, knitting, and possibly frogging a project or two that I'm just not working on.

Stay safe!



Blogger kayT said...

I'm going to try to follow your lead and frog some projects that are never getting finished. Thanks for the motivation/inspiration. Let us know next week how you did!

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