This morning I pulled out a project I started…quite a while ago. Before I bought my spinning wheel. In June I bought 4 oz of Corriedale roving from Three Waters Farm in the colourway “Before Flowers.”
I spun this up on my spindle, then started some ecru Southdown roving from Beesybee to ply with it.
The idea was that the natural white of the Southdown would tone down the gorgeous colours of the Corriedale so that if the colours pooled when I knit it up I wouldn’t hate it (I love variegated yarns in the skein, but pooling makes me cringe). Then I bought my spinning wheel and promptly forgot about my spindle. When I pulled it out this morning I wasn’t sure if I had enough Southdown spun or not. So I took a page out of Abby Franquemont’s book and wound the white and coloured yarns into a ball together to be ready for plying.
I don’t have enough Southdown spun (drat), but I’ve wound the rest of the Corriedale into a ball so it’s nice and tidy. As I was winding it I came to a place where the singles went from a light fingering weight to a worsted weight. What in the world?
I think this was where I switched from the park and draft method to drafting as I go. It’s crazy how changing your technique changes your yarn!
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Gorgeous colours! I haven’t done any spinning for ages as I’ve been so busy with Christmas projects. Looking forward to trying again, your lovely yarn has inspired me. 😊
Wow! That is the best compliment ever!! Thank you! Good luck as you start spinning again 🙂
You’re welcome. It’ll have to wait until after Christmas now I think. 😊