Monday, February 10, 2014

Spunday on Monday

To be truthful, I did not enjoy spinning this fiber. It's Malabrigo Nube in Candombe from eat sleep knit. It was slightly felted and difficult to draft. I think if I were ever going to use this fiber again, i'd run it through the drum carder first to loosen it up. Because of the fiber i pretty much had to spin short-forward draw. it's worsted weight 2ply, 204yds/116g. the finished skein is nice and squishy. i finally got the minispinner settings right so that my plied yarn looks the way that i want it to.

This skein was one of my first quarter FAL goals.

Malabrigo Nube

My chunky rolags weren't that easy to spin either, but at least i was expecting it. These were spun in a semi-woolen fashion, since i sometimes needed some extra handholding to get it to stick together. this fiber has a ton of stuff in it, but it's mostly silk. it's very limp and drapey compared with the malabrigo skein. there are 156yds/60g of 2ply approximately dk-ish weight. i don't spin a lot of textured yarns because it's hard for me to let them be lumpy and bumpy. i'd say it's more fun to card and combine all those funky fibers than it is to spin it. i think next time i'd card an additional time to make the batts a little smoother. i think i'm going to make a woven scarf with this skein.

Merlot

1 comment:

  1. It's too bad the Nube wasn't easy to spin. The resulting skein is stunning, so there's that at least!

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