Friday, April 04, 2008


My most recent spinning attempt appears to have been quite fruitful. It has been a busy week both at work and at home, and yesterday was the first evening I was at home. I took the opportunity to do some spinning, which I had not indulged in since Sunday.

I was instantly drawn to this roving ---

Orange, brown, and blue are not normally my colors, but I had a really good feeling about it this time. The roving is more from Yummy Yarns (her shop can be found on etsy). The fiber is 100 grams of 100% Corridale.

This was my first time spinning with Corridale and I really enjoyed it. It was easy to spin and I am pleased with the results.

Speaking of results, I had intended to make a two ply super bulky yarn, but what I ended up with is more like a dk weight. Oddly enough, I think this means my spinning is improving.

My singles are becoming noticeably thinner and more even. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I actually started out fairly even, so with my improvement I'm producing some very workable yarn. Well balanced too.

Now I just have to figure out what I'm going to make with it. When I had planned to make it bulky, I was going to knit a hat. Now I have no idea!

I have also discovered one more thing --- I prefer the process, look, and feel of 2 ply more than 3 ply.


lexa said...

I love it! But I always lean towards oranges, in yarn at least.

Have a good weekend! :)

Raven said...

That is beautiful.

Ilix said...

Wow, you are totally on a roll! you are going to either have a giant stash, or a huge amount of socks!! LOL..... maybe you should get an esty shop......