Note to Self: Next Time Spin More

I hoped to show you a finished skein of yarn today, but I overestimated the length of my 3rd ply.

Maybe I should start at the beginning.

skywool

I bought this Merino Top on a trip to see my family. I love how it looks like the sky. It reminds me of the wallpaper in Toy Story, and thus, of my childhood.

spinning

I started spinning it around the same time I started making gnomes. Bigols was so excited about it! I wanted to make a 3-ply yarn, but I didn’t want to divide the roving in 3 pieces and risk wasting some of my precious fiber (This is the trap I always fall into. I need to start realizing that it is just wool and there will always be more). I decided to spin all the blue as one yarn, then spin some undyed BFL separately. I would cake the blue singles and spin both ends together with the BFL to make a 3 ply. This would also stretch the yardage I would get from my “SkyWool.”

ballwinder

On Sunday I finished spinning the blue. Happy day! I immediately started on the BFL and hurt my wrist by spinning too much. Oops.

ready to ply

Over the last few days I’ve worked on the BFL a little bit at a time. Last night I thought that maybe I had enough.

in progress

The yarn is plying up quite nicely. I want it to be quite plump, so after I finish plying I may run it through my wheel again to add a little more twist.

The only problem is, I ran out of BFL.

Note to self: Next time spin more.

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Dramatic Lyric

I am a musician, a teacher, and a life-long crafter. I love to read and write, and my favourite book is Jane Eyre.

5 thoughts on “Note to Self: Next Time Spin More”

  1. I’m a lousy plyer. My yarn is underplyed because I get bored and start letting it wind on sooner and sooner. Now I just plan to run it through the wheel twice. It works.

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