This week I finished spinning some more lace weight yarn.
It is silk and merino, 47g/1.6oz, 425m/465 yards.
I dyed the fibre a while ago, as part of a group of four (I still have one left to spin - the purple).
This yarn seems to be taking so long to spin, that I decided to have a break from such fine yarn.
|the fibre after soaking|
|the dyed bundles ready for steaming|
|the dyed fibre|
Since I was making a 3 ply yarn I divided the bundles into three different groups (I wanted each ply to be slightly different).
I used a blending board to mix the colours (I wanted yarn that was less stripy, more subtle variations). I also added some gold angelina for sparkle.
|the blended rolags ready for spinning|
|the three bobbins ready for plying|
The finished yarn is about DK weight (about 14 wraps per inch), 100g/3.5oz, 151m/166yards. I used long draw for spinning - I am always amazed how fast it is to spin this way.
I started a new weaving project this week too - dish towels, woven with cottolin (60% organic cotton and 40% linen, from Quebec). This is the first time that I have woven with commercial yarn, and following a pattern. It is interesting, and a good learning experience.
|the first towel is almost finished, the warp will make 4 towels|
I am so pleased to see the garden growing-
There was a little visitor this week - I think she was telling me to wash my windows! Yikes!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!♥