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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Spinning Since THE CLASS

I started spinning on the last batch of GCNI/Mohair that I dyed a while back. This is the one that I poured drops of all of the colors I used, but there was more blue, so while there are some purpley places and some slightly blue green places, it's really just a bunch of different blues. This preparation was in roving form (carded, which means all the fibers were going different directions instead of being aligned in the same direction as combed top would be), but since this is for socks, I decided to use a worsted draw in the spinning, so I think (if anything sunk in last week during the class), I'm getting a semi -worsted yarn. I'm going to make the yarn into a 3 ply just because I really need to do more 3 plys.

Also yesterday, Mom and I skirted a Romney fleece we got at MD. I forgot to get pictures of it, so you'll just have to imagine an 8 pound white Romney fleece. Some of the wool was a shorter staple length than the rest and it was very crimpy and bouncy. When Judith was showing us raw fleece last week, she showed us belly wool which looked a lot like the wool I was just describing. Judith said it was great for socks, so Mom and I separated it out from the rest and we'll wash and process that ourselves. The rest of the fleece, we'll send out for processing.



Blogger Connie Peterson said...

Your yarn is just about thread fine, isn't it? And so lovely - can't wait to see what you have planned for this one!


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