January's shipment was Falkland top, a fiber I had just spun for the last All Spun Up spinalong. This time I decided to go for a chain-plied fingering weight -- chain plying to preserve the colors, because I worried that regular plying might muddy up the colors. In the end, I wound up with approximately 344 yards, which is pretty respectable in my book given my time away from spinning. And it only took me one day into February to finish plying.
I used my usual tight plying twist, which caused the skein to kink up up a little right off the wheel, but a good wash-and-whack caused it to relax nicely. I'm quite happy with this one, but I'm not sure what I'll do with it yet.
Up next: Finn top in shades of purple-y blue and hot pink. I'm doing a thicker two ply, so it should be done well before the end of the month, provided the baby continues to cooperate.
That might be the best handspun I have ever seen! So beautiful!ReplyDelete
Your plying is amazing! When I do a chain ply the knot shows too much. When you say you do a tight ply twist how tight is it? Does the kinking twist back on it's self? Your yarn is breathtaking.ReplyDelete
WOW! If you hadn't said that was hand spun, I would never have guessed it. You do such incredible work! The colors are beautiful; chain plying was definitely the right decision.ReplyDelete
(now, how about some Rainbow pictures?) :-)
You are WAY talented.ReplyDelete
That's not "my" colors, but that skein looks incredibly impressive. Go, You!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous handspun! I love the look of a nice tight ply. I have been plying my yarn loosely recently and your pictures have inspired me to try something like this with the next yarn I spin.ReplyDelete