Wednesday, March 19, 2008

And My Reward Is

This lovely black skein is what I finished plying last night and is hanging up to dry right now. It came out very soft and I'm very pleased with its consistency and balance. I run my plied yarn from the bobbin to a 2 yard winder, and when I take it off that and it hangs perfectly straight that means that it is a balanced yarn, and I give myself a big congratulations, well done, pat on the back.


NOW I can get to this... After I do a straight forward, well spun skein, I reward myself with something fun. This is some alpaca roving that I dyed last week. (I do have some in my shop also). I have some green and yellow dyed mohair (did you know that mohair comes from Angora goats?) that I think I will add to it. Probably will spin it thick and thin, slubby, you know. I also have some tiny gold beads that I could string on some Woollee Nylon serger thread and then ply it with that. Do you think 100 beads for 100 yards sounds about right? I haven't added beads before so this will be an adventure. Yep, sounds like the plan for today. Will put up a picture if it happens.....
Kim from Michigan bought the black skein soon after I posted it. Thanks, Kim. Take a look at her blog to see the beautiful squares being made for charity.

8 comments:

Gledwood said...

the top photo came out enormously blown up and alone on blogger play, which randomly publishes photos from recently updated blogs...

i must say that in close up and alone it did look very arty. perhaps you should become a pretentious artist and exhibit a roomfull of closeup yarn photos...!??

;->...

Kim said...

How beautiful! I love the black (so much that I bought it) and will use a tad for the Cowboy by Barbara Prime http://www.lulu.com/content/2042441

Who knows? I might just knit up a herd!

Kim said...

Monopolize all you want! I will parade photos of Cowboy - we will love him!

Stop by and check out the squares for the charity blanket, they are fabulous!

Lisa said...

Beautiful stuff! I love that rich black.

Zuleika said...

I hope the plying with beads works out. I'd love to see the results! :-)

Ohiocrochetlady said...

Just showed the kids your pictures. They were amazed that they make yarn. The baby thought they were horses.

Michele / akkasha said...

I love the black as well. Kim is a lucky woman.

Good luck with the beads in the yarn. I hope it goes well.

Kim said...

Thanks so much for putting up a link. The blanket for charity is going to be incredible - I wish I could win it!

Map