Yesterday’s results

As promised, here are the photos of yesterday’s spinning. The brightly-coloured piece is N-plied or Navajo-plyed, which preserves the colour singularity nicely. I quite enjoy the rhythm of N-plying, once I get going on it. It makes a slightly weaker yarn in theory, but I’ve never found this to be a real difficulty if there’s enough twist in the plying to keep the singles from slipping apart. You can read about the Yarn Harlot’s (aka Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s)  adventures and discussion of the merits here.

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50% Merino, 50% Silk, 64yds, 1 oz
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Details

This purple and yellow is a straight two-ply and so very drape-able and light. It was light spinning sunlight…

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80% Merino, 20% Silk, 267yds, 4.5oz
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80% Merino, 20% Silk, 267yds, 4.5oz

Anyway, it’s back to the wheel and the dye pots for me today. I have a special project planned for next week that requires a tidy studio and a clear slate, so I’ve got to get cracking and finish up this week’s work.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. mary hood says:

    Oh Vicky I love. love. love the first one. Is there enough in a skein for a hat? Are you selling this yet? How much?

  2. VickyTH says:

    There’s not enough there for a hat in that batch, but I’m currently dyeing (and will spin) a superwash Blue-face Leicester wool in the same colour-way. The current dye lot will be kept for for spinning myself (not selling as roving) of which there will be enough for a hat. I’ll post it when it’s done. The bit shown is for sale, but you might be happier waiting for the next lot.

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