Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Spin All the Things

Spinning continues here, as you would expect. On Sunday night, I finished my third yarn of the Tour, my chain plied Loop Bullseye Bump.


The fiber was a blend of merino, bamboo, tussah silk, and angelina (the sparkly stuff), and the batt weighed 4.6 ounces to start. The batt was really fun to spin. I'm not exactly sure how she does it, but the batt is rolled up and prepped in such a way that you pull a strip of roving from the center -- much like you'd pull yarn from a center-pull ball or yarn cake -- and thus your singles look exactly like the color progression in the batt. I chain plied to preserve that color progression. The finished yarn is fingering weight and approximately 439 yards. I think this probably wants to be a shawlette of some sort.

I'm also nearly finished with the singles for a three ply from my Crown Mountain Farms BFL semisolid. I have just the last bobbin to finish up tonight and then I can ply. This should be fingering weight when it's done.


I'm also working on the second half of the cashmere/silk on my spindle. I took it in to work again today to get some spinning time in during my lunch break. It's a bit slow going, but I figure that if I can put at least 10 minutes on it a day, I should be able to finish up this yarn before the end of the Tour de Fleece.

Tomorrow night is Knit Night! And I'll actually be able to go for the first time in about two months!

2 comments:

Stripeyspots said...

Your bullseye bumps turned out beautifully! I'm excited because I have some of her batts so now all I can think about is spinning them up!

knottygnome said...

i love that loop yarn. it's so gorgeous! one of these days i will get back to spinning. i think my wheel is starting to forget i exist.