Thursday, August 20, 2009

While I was out, Part III

5oz JulieSpins Superwash Merino
this fiber from JulieSpins became this yarn:
JulieSpins Jungle 3ply
3ply Superwash Merino
381yds/124g
Colorway: Jungle
Spun modified longdraw, soaked and thwacked to finish
JulieSpins Jungle 3ply
it's a bit unevenly plied. i used the woolee winder to ply and as the bobbin filled it became more difficult to put enough twist into the plying. another reason i should stop using the woolee winder. one of these days i'll order more regular bobbins so that i can.

superwash merino handspun feels very weird to me. it always hangs so dense and heavy. it drapes rather than sproings like regular merino. i didn't have a preference before, but i might have just become a convert.

the skein is still a little wet. if it dries, i'll be taking it with me to knit socks in the car.

4 comments:

  1. Lovely yarn. I just bought a used spinning wheel, and it comes with a wooly winder. So you are saying it's not so good for plying? What about regular spinning?
    I'm not crazy about merino fiber at all. I think other fibers have more "charakter". :o)

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  2. Bah! She's still not stocked her etsy store. You enabler!!

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  3. Those colors are awesome!

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  4. Maybe it's because I overply so much, but I'm getting yarns with sw merino that as bouncy as the Cascade Fixation I have.

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