Thursday, February 15, 2007

Look what I spun

This is a laceweight single I spun about a month ago. It's a two ply yarn, about a fingering weight . It's the first of my CMF roving Azure sky that I bought at Madrona and is also the first yarn I've spun on my brand new Purpleheart spindle. What you can't see from this picture was that this was
the first time I had bought a variegatedroving and I had to try to figure out how to spin it. At first, I drafted too much and the colors were pastel (as seen by the center pull ball) instead of the vibrant colors that the roving has. After asking on Spinning Fiber, I found my rhythm and was very pleased with the colors. I'm calling it Should I Stay or Should I Go. Yes, I have started naming my yarns. I'm accumulating enough of them that it's getting hard to keep all the photos and information straight.

Lately, I've been working on this. It's a two ply, 9 wpi (bulky/very bulky) yarn made from the same CMF roving that the first yarn was. This was the first time that I actually made a two ply with two separate balls. I am absolutely in love with it. It is safe to say that this is my
favorite yarn. You may also recognize it from the top of this page; it's also they yarn I'm using for my banner. Instead of splitting the pencil roving into 8-9 strips as I did for Should I Stay or Should I Go, I only split it into 2 or three, giving me a much bulkier yarn. And I love it to death. It has been deemed, Heartbreak Hotel. (And if you don't know where that title comes from you really need to learn your Elvis :D) It's 113 yds.
And lastly, a pictorial comparison of the two yarns


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