Tuesday, November 07, 2006

spinning my wheels


Here is all the stuff i have been spinning. the yarn on the swift looks like REAL yarn. it is a pretty consitent hvy worsted. yippeee! i have enough of it to actually make something!
how on earth do you people spin tiny lace weight with out it crinkling on itself? i will not be using a tictac for scale...maybe a quarter....
the natural is wonderful. so is the rose garden stuff.
but the burgandy and green is horribly over spun. it has not been soaked. none of them have yet. i was told it isnt finished till you soak it. does it help with the crinkly pigtails?

of to vote. if you dont vote, do not complain....

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know about crinkling, but I know that looks like very pretty yarn!! Looks nice, what will you be making with that?

brooke said...

Soaking is a must. I fill a bowl with water in my sink. Gently place homespun in water - get it good and wet. No "swooshing" as wool felts, you know. Then I take a plastic hanger, hook the part that pants would hang on onto a doo-dah (or hook) on the front porch; the hook of the hanger is where I put my yarn (before it goes into the water, I have taken it off the knitty-notty, so it's in a nice loop already), I take second hanger and place hanger hook onto bottom of yarn; i then hang a towel onto second hanger (like you would a pair of pants) I do this to soak up dripping water and to add some weight to "pull" the yarn straight while it drys. Then walk near yarn every so often and take deep breathe - don't you LOVE the smell of wet wool?? Hubby says it smells like a barn. I'd like to think a very clean barn!! I love wet wool. I need rovings to spin, just so i can smell the wool dry!!

lorinda said...

It's so nice to have friends like brooke to give advice! And I think it looks pretty too!

Yarn It said...

Oh, I love that yarn. It looks great to me! My first try at spinning was a disaster. Looks like you are well on your way to spinning nice, even yarn. I don't see the crinkly pigtails either.

Cindy said...

Ooo that yarn looks yummy, reminds me of a candy cane.

 
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