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tour de fleece is about to start and i'm tentatively participating. knowing me, starting july 1 i won't want to touch spinning fiber for the entire month, but i figured i'd give it a try anyway. i still don't know what my goals are, other than finishing the cursed jacob on my spindle.
anyway, as a warmup, i spun one of my allspunup spinalong braids.
polwarth, colorway has something to do with dr seuss and a trout
509yds/116g sport weight singles
i set my wheel to my second lowest ratio and spun a staple length at a time longdraw from the fold. i concentrated on low twist. of course the yarn was too low twist and i had to run it back through the wheel so it would hold together. i fulled the yarn pretty aggressively as well.
the yarn has a velvety soft texture. i wish that i could get thicker singles but they always seem to stretch out a bit in the finishing. i'm still not enamored with the colors so i'm not sure what to do with the yarn. i'm afraid that any sort of garment that i try to make will be too holiday themed (or italian flag-ridized. thanks, bezzie!) i'm sure something will come to me eventually.