Tuesday, June 29, 2010

gone fishing

just an admin note: i was getting a lot of comment spam, so i disallowed anonymous comments. i hope this doesn't inconvenience anyone.
Allspunup Polwarth singles
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.
Allspunup Polwarth singles
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
Allspunup Polwarth 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.

2 comments:

  1. I think it's beautiful. It seems more subdued now, and the colors blend really well. If you use a pattern that is intended for variegated yarns, I think you could avoid holiday/Italian flagginess pretty well!

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  2. Hee hee! I think there's enough blue in there it won't look to Santo Clausino.
    I can see where they got the Seuss theme in the color. It looks like a drawing out of a Dr. Seuss book.

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