Wednesday, 19 May 2010

In which much spinning has been going on



The above is "Ocean Romance". Falkland tops from myheartexposed. As I was spinning this during the move, thats the only photo I have! I forget that my phone is a pretty decent camera too! Although the colours in this aren't correct, its a lot more green/yellow in real life. Anyway, it weighs in at 140grams, with 525 yards. It may possibly be more than that, coz it is quite highly plied, and is buzzing off all over the place lol!



I finally finished spinning the black BFL from PuddytatPurr, and again, no pictures of that! Sowwy, bad blogger, no cookie! But then I remembered, phone is a camera yay! So here is the Menace plied with the black. Isn't it scrumptious?! I've got in total about 700 yards, but thats before washing, so I'm probably going to end up with 650 yards? Its a good fingering weight too, but should look fab as the Harry Shawl (free pattern on Ravelry).



Ok, thats just me showing off my brand new Niddy Noddy :D Its so much fun to use! And it helps to show the colours off from the Menace.

I had some black left over, and I was going to just ply it together coz thats safe right? Well, I started looking around at the spinning groups on Rav and saw a discussion on how to navajo ply. I figured, why the heck not try it out? It was difficult to start with, and I snapped the singles a couple of times... but once I got into a rhythm it was quite a bit of fun. Need to treadle slower than I usually would, which is something I need to work on, and there are definite areas of lumpy bits but I think its quite serviceable. No pictures yet, coz it was stupid o'clock last night when I finished it, and the sun has gone walkies today!

I dug the bat shawl out of a box too! I was working on it a bit last night, and its still gorgeous and yummy. I love it!

xxx Elle xxx

2 comments:

  1. Hiya Elle love the spinning, you are improving all the time and WoW look how much yardage you are achieving now, go you :)

    A brilliant video on navajo plying from The Yarnwench hope you like it :)

    Helen x

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  2. Thanks Helen :) I've never really spun anything other than thin singles, even when I started on the drop spindle!

    I watched the navajo plying video on youtube Sarah Anderson? This one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmlwtojLXI8 and I thought it was brilliant! I watched it once, got up and did it myself. My singles were a little too thin to do it the way she was, but I got something!

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