Monday, November 12, 2007

And then there was yarn!

This week I bring you finished yarns! Yes, YARNSSSSSSS!

First, I set the twist on the Love Bones colorway yarn from Poppy Flower Fibers.


Love Bones 2



Content: domestic wool - 4 oz.
Yards: 103
Ply: 2 ply
WPI: 10


Love Bones


I am pretty proud of this yarn. it was spun during the Tour de Fleece and is mostly even and plyed very evenly as well! It is going to be a hat for me I think!

Now, from SAFF, we have Water Boy (so named because it reminds me of blue/green water and it was spun to make something for Tattoo Boyfriend.

Water Boy 2



Roving: Windy Acres Fiber Farm, bought at SAFF. Border Liester, 3.7 oz (they claimed 4 for the record). The dye is not terribly set on this - I rinsed it 4 or 5 times last night and it was still running. I think I will have to probably use vinegar. GAH!
Yards: 281 (HOLY CRAP!!! WEEEE!)
Ply: 2 ply
WPI: 20

Water Boy


This is the most consistent yarn I have ever spun and it is the thinnest yarn I have ever spun. Really that 15 mins a day for a month REALLY improved my spinning. So if you want to know what will help your spinning...well, more spinning is the only thing that will do it.

Eva

Stop playing with yarn and start petting me!!!

4 comments:

The Gadabout Knitter said...

Love your handspun! Especially the yarn for Tattoo Boyfriend.

sgeddes said...

Both turned out very nice.

You all got me interested in all this spinning whole at SAFF. So now I'm looking at wheels.

turtlegirl76 said...

YAY! Shannon's looking at wheels!

They both look great. Congrats on the yardage!

Jen said...

only 15 minutes a day, huh? Wish everything I did for 15 minutes a day made me better because of it. I'm glad you enjoyed spinning it up. Sounds like you really had fun doing it. Yipee!